My Approach to Helping
"The privilege of a lifetime is to be who you are." Joseph Campbell
Most of us grew up learning who we were somehow wasn't quite okay. To adapt and survive we learned to adopt a false self in order to gain the love and approval of our peers and caregivers, to fit into our culture and to minimize the pain we were in. But wholeness and happiness are our birthrights.
Healing is the process of recovering the true self, so that we can begin to live authentically and flourish, instead of just cope and survive. The therapeutic relationship allows for the development of a healing, trusting alliance where the hurts of the past can be worked through and resolved. Old, out-moded patterns of thought, feeling and behavior can then be released, new skills acquired, and the true self recovered and expressed.
Together we explore the beliefs and patterns that hinder you from living fully, that keep you 'safe' and separate from self and others, and from fully experiencing, expressing and enjoying your unique self. As you become aware of and reclaim the parts of yourself that you have repressed, numbed or disowned, you are able to move toward a deeper sense of self-love, awareness, personal empowerment and integrity, internally, and in your relationships with others. This allows for an increased capacity to make more effective, self-honoring choices, so you are able to create a more authentic, fulfilling, joyful life -- a deeper sense of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual integration, which becomes the experience of Coming Home.
More Info About My Practice
I have been in private practice since 1991, and have been working in the helping professions for over thirty years. I have had a broad and varied background working with:
* Low Self-Esteem
* Relationship Problems
* Separation and Divorce
* Adult Children of Alcoholics
* Eating Disorders
* Stress Management
* Grief and Loss
* HIV, AIDS and Cancer
* Spiritual Issues
* General Life Confusion
Beyond my formal therapeutic training, I am also a Certified Hypnotherapist and Certified HypnoFertility Therapist. And a Certified Conscious Uncoupling(TM) and Calling In 'The One'(TM) Coach.
I have also been trained in Past Life Regression by Dr. Brian Weiss, MD.
I count Marianne Williamson, Brene Brown, Byron Katie, Ram Dass and Katherine Woodward-Thomas as some of my most valuable teachers.
In a private, respectful setting I offer:
* Individual Therapy
* Family Therapy with Adult Children and their Parents
* Hypnosis for Fertility
* Past Life Regression
* "Creating Inner Peace" workshops
* Beginning Meditation classes
* and a class called Loving Yourself and the Body You're In.
I also offer a beautiful personal/spiritual growth workshop called the Oneness Awakening Course.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
The focus of my practice is now the Regression work of Dr. Brian Weiss. This is deep, beautiful, transformative work, and often touches and resolves issues that haven't been effectively addressed in traditional therapy.
I offer Conscious Uncoupling coaching, a process that supports ending partnership with integrity, kindness and growth.
I also offer Hypno-Fertility sessions, supporting women who have either been unable to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term.
I do not accept insurance for these sessions.