My Approach to Helping
I have been working in the field of mind-body psychotherapy and healing for the past 30 years, with training and certification in Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy (emphasizing the developmental approach to transforming limiting core embodied beliefs - www.hakomiinstitute.com), Somatic Experiencing (emphasizing the neurophysiological approach to trauma - www.traumahealing.com), and Hellinger Family Systems (emphasizing the intergenerational effects of trauma on the family and its individual members). I also maintain my license as a Massage Therapist (with training in Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Shiatsu, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Polarity Therapy, Applied Kinesiology and Yoga Therapy) in New York, incorporating mindful touch, when appropriate, in helping clients access cellular memory and release psychological and physical trauma from the soma, organ and nervous systems and fluid body. I also incorporate the teachings of Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy (Sue Johnson's present-centered, attachment-based approach to corrective emotional expression with couples), the Modern Analytic school of group therapy (emphasizing present-centered corrective emotional expression between therapist and patient or members in a group), Jungian body-centered dream work and the understanding of Pia Melody's work in the field of codependency and addiction in my working with individuals, couples, groups and supervisees. As a Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapist, I integrate the meditative and hands-on approaches that enhance the work in helping clients regulate activation and augment positive states of embodied experience and felt-sense, fluid energy dynamics.
"For all the reasons people come to see me, I have found that including the body with mindful awareness greatly enhances the effectiveness in achieving one's goal's. Through establishing safety, trust and the cooperation of the unconscious we can move through the old wounds and shift the core beliefs that sustain them. Through integrating psychological, physiological and spiritual principles, I see myself as one who invites the soul to return to the body and to live as fully and as genuinely as possible in the present moment, while effectively communicating based on knowledge of oneself and others."