Since 1985, I have worked as Licensed Psychotherapist and Board-Certified Dance Movement Therapist integrating the body, creativity, movement, and spirituality into my work. In 2006, I completed my training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner resulting in deepening my expertise in healing trauma.
Besides years of clinical experience, I also have knowledge in other ways of knowing and healing. I have traveled and lived in Central America, studying and practicing the wisdom of Indigenous people. I have learned from Mayan elders in Guatemala, participated in plant medicine ceremonies, studied Holotrophic breath work with Stan Groff, done many a sweat lodge, vision fast, numerous silent retreats, facilitated dance movement therapy retreats, completed training as yoga instructor, and have a daily practice in the tradition of insight (vipassana) and loving kindness (metta) meditation. I make art, dance, play with friends, practice yoga, spend ample time in nature, and take wilderness adventures regularly as a way of staying connected to Mother Earth.
My gift is being a guide, a mid-wife of sorts ,to you in your process of healing. I work very intuitively and I also have years of clinical experience. I listen with depth and understanding, and in doing so, you begin to see what is going on below the surface. Old patterns become clearer to you, and the pathway out of these patterns becomes accessible. I believe that life gives us challenges so that we can grow and evolve. I have gone through many, many difficult passages in my life and I continue to marvel at the everyday joy that is available by tuning into the present moment. My work as a healer comes from my deep commitment to aliveness and trust in life. I have a daily practice of gratitude which nourishes my heart, and I am blessed with two amazing adult children who continue to be my most profound teachers.