My Approach 

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“What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.”
— Joseph Campbell

Therapy, like Life, is a journey.  I view my role as a guide to help you move from feeling lost and struggling to finding your way with clarity, purpose, meaning, and ease.

33 plus years of working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, groups, and organizations has taught me a lot about the potential for healing that lives in each of us. I have devoted my professional life to helping people reduce their suffering and struggle while empowering them to claim their strengths, their talents, and their unique abilities to live a more fulfilling and rich life.

Personally and professionally I have been a lifelong learner, and have been trained in a wide variety of approaches and methods for personal transformation and healing.  These modalities have included Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Hypnosis, EMDR, EFT, Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy, Neurofeedback, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, and The Re-Creation of the Self Model of Human Systems (R-CS).

Since 1985, I have specialized in the treatment of trauma and dissociation, focusing on healing from trauma and nourishing post-traumatic growth.  Working with people who have endured traumatic events has impressed upon me the profound potential for resilience, healing, and transformation that is already present in each of us.  The journey of therapy leads us to learn how to access and live from those strengths and abilities, while overcoming the fears, limiting beliefs, and harsh inner judgment that perpetuates our suffering.

More and more research is showing us how the mind and body are deeply interconnected. My approach integrates traditional psychotherapy along with the latest advances in neuroscience and mind/body approaches to address the whole person in a powerful and effective manner.

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
— Carl Jung