If you’re looking for something more than just talking about your problems, and you know intuitively that your body is somehow related to what you would like to address, you may be an excellent candidate for what I do. I began my clinical training in 1967 and have been working since as a psychotherapist, relationship therapist and somatic therapist.
My interest over the past few years has been helping people realize how many more resources they have available within themselves, to learn to connect to those resources and strengths, plus learn to connect well with those they love. The only way to have any real idea of what I do is to invest in one session, after which you will know if it is right for you.
I studied Gestalt Therapy at the LA Gestalt Therapy Institute, and Neo-Reichian therapy with doctors Allan Darbonne and Jack Lee Rosenberg; the Psychology of Selves and Voice Dialogue Method with doctors Hal and Sidra Stone; Hakomi with Dr. Ron Kurtz; Coherence Therapy with Dr. Bruce Ecker; AEDP with Dr. Diana Fosha; and CIMS with Dr. Albert Sheldon and Beatriz Winstanley. I have taken immersion courses and core training in Dr. Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy. I am a Trainer Emeritus in Hellerwork Structural Integration and am certified in Somatic Experiencing (SE), the trauma work of Dr. Peter Levine. For 18 years, I have been practicing and now teaching Continuum, developed by Emilie Conrad.
My doctoral dissertation focused on the consequences of, and recovery from, relational maltreatment in early childhood.
In order to continue growing we need to feel safe, accepted and understood. I bring those qualities with firm, loving support. Together we access and develop your often hidden resources and strengths. The objective is to resolve words and trauma, feel less anxious or depressed and bring a greater sense of well-being into your life.
Are you looking for a body-focused and relational approach to allow the healing of past difficulties? Do you want to develop more relationship skills and capacities? Do you know you are capable of feeling more loving and feel more loved? Do you yearn to feel more spiritually connected? If your answer is yes, this work may be what you have been wanting.
I draw from many years of working with individuals and studying diverse body-oriented, movement and energetic systems. I am an authorized Continuum Teacher, and I am certified in Somatic Experiencing (SE) – the trauma work of Dr. Peter Levine as well as Hellerwork Structural Integration. I am experienced in the Psychology of Selves and Voice Dialogue and AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy). Currently I am using EVOX as a system to assist in helping clients shift their perceptual views and understandings.