Who Am I?
Why am I here?
What is life here on planet earth all about?
These are the existential questions that any sentient, thinking person asks at some point in life.
Usually when you find yourself questioning everything, it’s because you’ve reached an impasse in your life. The way you’ve chosen to live up to now isn’t working any more.
Something needs to change, but you are not sure what or how.
All you know is that you can’t keep going the way you have been.
The pressure inside is building.
TAKE A STEP TO HELP YOURSELF
This is a great time to start therapy. Not the kind where you will sit around endlessly talking about and analyzing things. But one that will get you out of your head, underneath the anxiety and fear, and into your heart and your core where your deeper feelings and emotions live. This is where you will find the answers to your questions.
I’ve been involved in the healing arts for over 30 years and helped many people just like you.
There’s nothing more gratifying than seeing people muster the courage to defy the fear that has been paralyzing them and watching them blossom into the persons they were born to be.
The moment when it all starts to become clear and the pathway unfolds is one I treasure.
Consider Jane*, a professional who left a deadening marriage and eventually found her soulmate.
Or David*, whose path was littered with failed relationships and underachievement. He is now happily married and involved in fulfilling work.
Each took on the challenging task of discovering what they really wanted from life. Similar benefits and outcomes are possible for you too.
WHO AM I?
Like many healers my journey began with a need and desire to transform my own pain. So I understand existential crises from the inside out. I would never ask you to do anything I haven’t done myself. I have profound respect for the vulnerablity that brings you to me. And I also have a deep trust in what I offer to you.
My path has been one of bridging psychotherapy and bodywork and bringing them together into what is now known as body or somatic psychotherapy. Thus, I am a licensed psychotherapist and massage therapist as well as a clinical member of the U.S. Association for Body Psychotherapists. I’ve trained in numerous healing modalities and techniques over the 30+ years I’ve been in practice, always keeping up with the field and in search of what is most effective.
I’ve studied several modalities in depth all the way to certification that are the foundation of my work. These include AEDP, (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), Rosen Method Bodywork, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. Each of these has been key in my own healing and awakening. I intuitively weave them together to facilitate yours.
Meditation is also a foundational practice for me. It is an essential element of my life and the way I start each day. I use it in my work both as an anchor and guide, and as something we do together to deepen your self-awareness and calm your anxiety.
I began practicing meditation and studying spiritual philosophies, in the late 80’s, most particularly Buddhism. Eventually I trained to teach meditation, which I’ve been doing for eight years now.
On more a personal level, I find solace and restoration in nature, hiking and kayaking with my life partner, and at home with our two Bengal cats. I am deeply concerned about what is happening on the planet and the roles we are all playing in it.
* Names and identities changed to protect confidentiality.