I have been in private practice since 1991, as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, body-centered psychotherapist, teacher, and inspirational life coach.
I received my Master's Degree in Social Work from Denver University and also studied at Stoneybrook and Adelphi Universities in New York. I am licensed in both Colorado and New York State. I have completed numerous post-graduate training including Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Polarity Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Gestalt, Breathwork, Psychodrama, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Addictions, and BrainSpotting.
I have worked with thousands of adults, adolescents, children, and families, treating stress, trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, addictions, adult survivors of self-absorbed and toxic parents, and survivors of narcissistic partners. I worked in several settings, including in-patient, residential treatment, community mental health centers, and private practice.
My approach integrates psychotherapy and somatic (body) awareness based on neuro-biology. This effective holistic approach can result in clients experiencing more fulfilling ways of being in their lives, greater health and comfort in their bodies, and heightened accomplishment and empowerment.
I feel there is an intimate relationship between one's attitudes, thoughts, and feelings. This relationship can profoundly affect our physical, emotional, and mental health. Healing needs to take place on many levels—and with the right approach, it can.
Often my approaches may be combined with what I have learned from my own personal life challenges and experiences. I believe that these experiences have given me the insight, wisdom, and awareness to further deepen my compassion, sensitivity, and understanding for my clients.