I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #85366), providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, young adults and groups. My approach combines a relational style with somatic psychotherapy, and my longstanding meditation and yoga practice also informs my work.
I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Vermont in 1986 and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Boston University in 1988. I applied my counseling skills in the business world during a long, successful career in Human Resources Information Systems.
During a break from a busy corporate job, I became inspired while attending a yoga retreat in Costa Rica. I came back from the trip feeling revitalized and invigorated, and returned to graduate school and earned a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.
I specialize in addictions and trauma. I am certified in both Brainspotting and EMDR. I also completed a 2 year training and certification in the NeroAffective Relational Model(NARM), a clinical approach that combines a focus on the nervous system with an exploration and curiosity regarding clients’ thoughts and emotions.
These three therapeutic models are resource and wellness-oriented, as well as non-pathologizing. The emphasis is on helping clients re-establish connection to their bodies and to the parts of self that are organized, coherent and functional. You can learn more about Brainspotting, EMDR or NARM by watching the videos on my YouTube channel or reading more on this website.
I have a passion for working with individuals who are recovering from addiction and those who grew up around addictive family members. My past experience in the corporate world informs my practice today.
My areas of specialty include:
- Grief and loss
- Relationship issues
- Adult Children of Alcoholics
- Existential issues