I am a holistic therapist, working with INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, and GROUPS. Having trained in multiple psycho/spiritual disciplines over my 26 years in practice, what I originally saw as individual tools in my therapeutic toolbox, have now all synthesized into what has become my own unique model of therapy; therapy which I experience every day as both loving and genuinely effective!
Because no two clients are alike or have the same needs, I work spontaneously being present to the person or couple and to what's happening at the time, every session unique and tailored to the moment. The results being that I get to watch my clients take ownership of their bodies and their lives. In relatively short periods of time, I see people transforming their sometimes distant or critical relationship with themselves into a loving confident connection. I watch couples learn to communicate in whole new ways, creating intimate heartfelt relationships, and so much more. I see parents go from being afraid for or even of their children to enjoying their children and growing with them in beautiful ways.
The three main focuses of my work are to first help clients clear the effects of the past, debunking the self-limiting beliefs that eclipse the magnificence of who they are.
Secondly, I teach communication skills that honestly lead to connection and true intimacy instead of conflict or loneliness.
The third is mindfulness, learning to live from their own knowing and intuition in the moment. There are three aspects to this last one; assisting people to take charge of their busy minds and to discover that they have the ability to stop spending their life energies thinking of the past. The past is too often a place of guilt, regret, self-pity, and most importantly total powerlessness; a place where nothing can change.
Of equal importance is teaching them how to redirect their focus from the future, which inevitably leads to fear, anxiety, and once again, powerlessness; we are not there so there is nothing we can do there regardless of how much we think or worry about it. Teaching clients to bring their thoughts and attention back to right now opens the doorway to confidence, clarity, and a full experience of being alive.
The way of influencing the future is in the here and now, staying in the present where they can make conscious choices. Now is the place where we have power, the power to choose, the power feel, to experience the people we care about, the power to create anything including the future. Now is where life is happening. Now is where love resides.