A Founding TREE Faculty Member.
Signe has always been interested in stories, both telling them and hearing them, and she discovered early on the healing potential of stories in performance. Signe moved to New York to pursue theater at the National Shakespeare Conservatory and she then studied Anthropology and African Studies at Columbia University where she earned a BA with honors. Writing, performing and traveling inspired her to find ways to share the power of story, and she created a writing/performance after school class for teenagers at Genesis Homes in East New York Brooklyn, as well as a theater program for young girls at Imbale secondary school in Kenya where she was volunteering as a teacher.
While studying psychology at Antioch University here in Los Angeles, Signe was inspired by Community Psychology, and the idea that building up strong, healthy communities is the best way to promote well-being and prevent psychological distress. Signe has been training at the Southern California Counseling Center for the last two years, working with adults, couples, and the LGBTQ teen group, as well as working with students at the Skirball Middle school, and both adolescents and adults at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee.
Signe has found that her love of stories informs her approach to psychotherapy, and she is deeply invested in discovering the rich complexity and the unique context of every individual she is in conversation with. Building community by assisting the individuals involved in appreciating each other is a particular passion of Signe’s that she brings to the Tree Community.
Signe holds an MA in clinical psychology from Antioch University and is a registered intern ( # 97436) working towards licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist under supervision with Kathie Adams LMFT # 41403.