Lois brings over four decades of experience in both Psychiatric Nursing and Depth Psychology to her private practice. Her deep understanding of the images used by Psyche via dreams, active imagination, in art, and mythology supports her ongoing work with individuals and in her numerous classes. Her theory of transcendence supported by the holographic mind model recognizes the multi-dimensionality of the individual along the soul's journey.
After graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, she participated in psychoanalytic studies at Eastern Virginia Medical School while earning her certificate in Adult and Family Assessment from Old Dominion University. She completed MS in Nursing at Wichita State University and her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Her professional roles span clinical inpatient and administrative practice in community and private psychiatric hospitals. She participated in the military psychiatry residency program while on active duty with the US Navy. Her private practice started in 1987, upon leaving the US Navy. Currently, she is active with the Kansas City Friends of Jung, serving as their vice president. She teaches numerous classes on Depth Psychology, Fairy Tales, and study groups on a variety of spiritual topics. In addition, she hosts a Writer's Group.
In her personal life, Lois enjoys the fascinating roles of wife, mother, and grandmother. In her spare time, she writes poetry, attends live theatre, and the Kansas City Symphony. She also loves her gardens, the woods, and nature's beauty.