Ingrid's Personal Interests

As a Certified Gottman Method Couples' Therapist and a VA Licensed Professional Counselor, I thoroughly enjoy learning from and helping towards the development and evolution of co-leader intimate relationships.  This is such an exciting profession to be a part of and to see the growth and transformations occur between two individuals is one of the great rewards of my life. 

 I am more than my work with couples.  I love adventurous experiences that also are wholesome and ethically compliant to my standard of humanity.  I have made self-improvements I am proud of, such as becoming a Pescetarian (vegetarian plus fish and seafood) and adhering to an overall healthy lifestyle.  I no longer depend upon coffee nor need alcohol to rev me up or calm me down because I have found that eating more protein and organic whole foods with blue green algae that replenishes the nutrients lost in our soil actually do this superbly.

 Oh, and did I say how much I love-love-love music, especially the oldies but goodies...I don't know why but when I listen to the 1950s - 1970s, and the big band music as well, something incredibly inspiring takes over within and I just want to stand up and shake, rattle and roll!  Nothing brings greater joy to me than perhaps my beautiful Alaskan Malamute, "Willie."  Some day, I would love to have my own sled team of these magnificent beings (not Iditarod style but to the pace and comfort of my team). Update - After nearly 16 years with us, Willie passed away peacefully at home. He will be sorely missed.

 Saving the best for my husband, John.  I am so fortunate to be married to the love of my wake up and want to be with him and at the end of the day, feel stirred with excitement when I hear his car drive up the driveway.

  And, I practice what I preach. After over 21 years of marriage, John and I are at the best place in our relationship ever. I make sure we have time each week to work on our own marraige, spend fun time with each other and talk. Even my own relationship takes work and effort and attention. Applying what I have learned in my training and in my practice to my own marriage has been esential in working through our differences and building my union into something wonderful. 

Interviews with Ingrid on

Close Up Talk Radio


August 16, 2013

August 23, 2013