likes to think about therapy as a safe place where people can "sort through" issues in their life which are causing them discomfort. In an experienced supportive atmosphere, she offers a highly personalized approach tailored to her client's individual needs. Her goalis to help people make changes that lead to a more comfortable life.
She attended California Polytechnic University for her Bachelor of Science Degree and obtained her Master's Degree at Antioch College. She was a hospital department head counseling medical students for eleven years, worked on campus at a junior college counseling center, and was an adoption facilitator before going into private practice. She has worked in private practices settings as an LMFT in Santa Barbara, California and Stowe, Vermont.
During ViAnn's 6 years in Vermont, she was also an adjunct professor at St. Michael's College in Burlington, where she taught child development. While there she became involved in International Aide programs that allowed her to take medical and school supplies to the Highlands of Guatemala. During that time, she wrote curriculum to be used for village women who need support for pursuing life under difficult circumstances.
ViAnn specializes in Women's issues (pregnancy, assault survivors, abortion, miscarriage, adoption, difficult birth, new mother support, mood swings, and menopause), depression/anxiety/mood issues, transitions (relationships, divorce, occupational change), adolescents, grief and loss, spiritual issues, senior issues, and self-esteem.
ViAnn and her husband have raised 4 children and enjoy spending family time with them whenever possible. Two toy poodles (Amy and Molly) now accompany them on frequent camping trips; long walks in a natural environment are among ViAnn's list of favorite things!