"It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work,
and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey."
Thank you for checking out my web page and for considering me as a potential ally on your journey toward wholeness.
Having worked in the field of somatics for the last 30 years, my approach to psychotherapy is to work with a client's issues through body awareness and mindfulness. By learning to trust the "felt sense" of the body, we can learn to navigate the worlds of trauma, grief, and anxiety without getting overwhelmed. Working with body awareness allows us to touch into and embody our aliveness, creativity, and clarity as well as develop our competence in riding through difficult emotions and sensations. Instead of being carried away with our thoughts, we learn to let them come and go. I have been working with trauma for the last 20 years as a physical therapist and psychotherapist, and have learned to work with clients in a way that is modulated so as not to overwhelm the nervous system. I believe that resolving trauma and rooting out toxic shame are crucial if our goal is self love and acceptance. I have practiced Buddhist meditation for 35 years, and bring to my practice the wisdom and presence I have learned through this tradition.
I also see couples for therapy. I have found that once couples recognize and stop the dysfunctional patterns that trigger each other's wounds and learn to talk openly and honestly together, a natural attraction and respect can reemerge. Couples can then become allies in their life journeys rather than hindrances. To get an idea of my training in individual and couple's therapy, please refer to the section 'About me'. If you are interested in talking with me or setting up an appointment for individual or couples therapy, please call or email me.