Ingrid's Personal Interests

  As a Certified Gottman Method Couples' Therapist, a VA Licensed Professional Counselor and National Board Certified 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 Malamutes,  "Georgie" and "Willie."  Someday, 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).

  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 come up the driveway.

  And, "I practice what I preach."  After many years of marriage, John and I are in the best place in our relationship, ever.  We make time each week to work on us as a couple.  We spend fun time with each other and talk.  Even my own relationship takes commited work and effort and attention.  John and I apply the principles of the "Sound Relationship House" in our own marriage.  These have proved to be essential in working through our differences and building our union into something wonderful. 

Interviews with Ingrid on

Close Up Talk Radio


August 16, 2013

August 23, 2013