Formation as a therapist is not a one-time event, but is ongoing. Much as both artists and scientists continually acquire & develop new knowledge & skills, so must a therapist. Development begins with formal education, and the vital graduate education and basic training programs. It then continues with ongoing advanced studies and life experience. Here’s a list of the places I developed my skills. Here also is a list of my affiliations: where I honor my passions and commitments, and continue to learn.


Licensed Psychologist-Masters  (CPsy) KY #137099, in the practice of Janet B. Dean

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor – KY  #281443.

Memberships & affiliations

Kentucky Psychological Association

APA Division 39- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

EMDR Training through EMDRIA of Greater Washington

CAPS – Christian Association for Psychological Studies

Human Rights Campaign Fund

The Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute

Education & Formation

M.S. Counseling Psychology, University of Kentucky

M.Div  Seabury Theological Seminary (Evanston, IL) & Lexington Theological

B.S. Philosophy, East Tennessee State University

UW Madison Medical School, Integrative Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy Clinic Case Conferences

Schema Therapy Intensives, I & II – Jeffrey Young, PhD & Wendy Behary LCSW

Dr. Jeremy Taylor, Dream-work intensives series

Meditation instruction, Lexington Dharmadhatu (Buddhist center)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Linehan) – Trained by Martha Wetter, PhD

EMDR Traning     – The EMDRIA Foundation of Greater Washington

Cincinnati Analytic Institute (ongoing)

Brainspotting – David Grand, PhD.

The AEDP Institute, Diana Fosha, PhD (ongoing)

The Brookhaven Institute & SEPTT (ongoing)