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 but maintains her somatic counseling practice. She is a Registered Clinical Counselor in British Columbia and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.
She believes passionately in guiding individuals to discover their own inner spiritual, physical and creative wisdom.
This teacher has stepped back from active teaching at this time.