I believe that each one of us is complex and unique, and basically whole. Our work is collaborative and all aspects of experience are invited within the structure and safety of the therapeutic relationship. The focus is to help you empower yourself to live your fullest and most embodied life.
I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1997 from The Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and my NYS license in 1998.
I’m also trained in Somatic Experiencing®, a gentle and effective way to relieve and resolve trauma and chronic stress by supporting the nervous system’s inherent ability to heal.
In addition, I’ve been meditating for the past 20 years and use mindfulness, awareness, and acceptance in my own life and work.
The way I work is by integrating talk-therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, and awareness into our work depending on what we agree would be helpful for you. In my experience a true integration of body and mind psychotherapy is most helpful and healing.
My commitment is to help you see through unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling, relating, and behaving, and to deeply and fully experience your own capacity; not only to tolerate and hold discomfort, but also to open to your full ability to live openly and creatively.
Please read the FAQ’s for a more detailed explanation of how this work can be helpful to you.