Dorothy is a leader at LifeStar with decades of experience in addressing Betrayal Trauma with a soft voice but sharp wit that endears her quickly to those she counsels
Dorothy has a gentle manner and a perspective born out of years in the field. One of the pioneers in understanding betrayal trauma she works to help her clients navigate the complicated and often debilitating world of trauma. She believes that each person’s situation is unique and that therapy should be tailored to the individual. Dorothy loves learning and she loves adventure. She is the happiest when she can combine the two. She works to instill hope in her clients believing that where there is hope there is healing.
"Where there is hope, there is healing."
Education & Certifications
LI - Lifespan Integration: Certified
EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Continuing Training
Psychodrama: Continuing Training
SE - Somatic Experiencing: Enrolled in the SOS Internationale Professional Training Program
M.A. University of Phoenix - Mental Health Counseling
B.A. University of Utah - English
“We’re all just walking each other home.” -Ram Dass
Moving Beyond Betrayal: The 5-Step Boundary Solution for Partners of Sex Addicts by Vicki Tidwell Palmer
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zin
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With The Heart of a Buddha by Tara Branch, Ph.D.
Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss by Patrick O'Malley
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown, Ph.D.
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle
What Doesn't Kill Us: The New Psychology of Posttraumatic Growth by Stephen Joseph