“Your task is not to seek love but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself you have build against it” – Rumi (Persia, 1207-1273)
It’s hard to get to know someone with just a few words but I will try to tell you some things about me. I believe strongly in the connection between our mind, body, and emotions and that all three need attending to in order to facilitate healing and create lasting change. I believe growth and change occur best within the safety of an authentic relationship where there is mutual trust and respect. I am committed to providing high quality professional care in a safe, confidential and respectful environment where new ways of relating and being in the world can be explored and experienced leading to a person living a more authentic life. My goal is to help people feel more alive and experience more pleasure, joy and love in their lives.
People seek out therapy for a number of different reasons. Some people come because they are in emotional or physical pain. Some may have the sense that experiences from the past still affect them and influence their behavior, limiting their quality of life. Others come to address problems they are having in their relationships or to enhance the pleasures they are deriving from their relationships.
As a certified Bioenergetic therapist I find many people seek out bioenergetic therapy because they have experienced the benefits and limitations of traditional talk therapies and feel there is still something more in themselves that needs attention. Working with the body in psychotherapy helps draw out an inner knowledge that no amount of reading or talking could ever do. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, it should be a life enhancing experience.
I am certified in IMAGO Relationship therapy and I find that couples often seek IMAGO relationship therapy because they notice they have drifted apart or are having the same arguments over and over again. I use the IMAGO relationship model when working with couples to build trust in their relationship through specific communication skills that help create a feeling of safety so they may connect on a deeper level. Relationships are intended to help us heal our unhealed wounds and help us grow to enjoy a joyous and rich life.
I train other clinical supervisors as an approved supervisor for both CAMFT and AAMFT. I am the coordinating trainer and faculty chair for the Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis. I was on the Board of Trustees for 6 years and am currently a faculty member of the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis. I am a published author and have been a keynote speaker and presented workshops at local, national and international conferences. I am available for workshops and speaking engagements in addition to my private practice with individuals, couples and groups.