Doris graduated in 1980 from Antioch University with a MA in Humanistic Psychology. Previously, she had been a social worker, a high school teacher/counselor and raised four children. After graduation she specialized in eating disorders in her private practice as well as workshops and training groups for 10 years. Dealing with post-polio in her 50's she discovered Emilie Conrad's Continuum and this process began to inform not only her personal life but also her counseling work and thus she began teaching.
She retired from teaching classes and workshops in 2017 and her somatic counseling practice in 2019. Now retired and living in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, she is reconnecting to members of her Continuum community who live nearby and planning on setting up a support, practice group in the area.
She believes passionately in guiding individuals to discover their own inner spiritual, physical and creative wisdom.