Educated and trained in a variety of modalities including Family Systems Therapy, Analytic Jungian Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and drawing upon the wisdom traditions, I have been in private practice for 35 years, treating individuals 13 and up.
The heart of healing is the relationship you and I form. Little else matches the power of a healthy relationship to comfort, to diagnose and to heal. This comes by way of warmth, respect, empathy, attunement, consistency, challenge and truthfulness — and is the seed from which the journey to ones true self (the work of therapy) begins.
People often ask me if my work is depressing. It is just the opposite. I am privileged to get to know people when they are without pretense, when they are vulnerable, spontaneous, least defended and most creative. People come to me when they are open to something different, with a spark of hope and a deep belief that life can be better.
I experience the soul of a person, and the inner strength that many do not realize they possess. I am humbled by my patients’ willingness to share with me the most private and fragile parts of themselves and to trust me as a companion on their journey.
Far from depressing, my work is uplifting, as the resilience of the human spirit is continuously reaffirmed.