You’re Not Alone

I’m like a happy detective: I notice things in you that others don’t, yet won’t make you feel threatened. We’ll take on things you realize that you’re ready to, and I’ll remind you that you may not be ready to make changes across the board. Small steps in some areas, big one in others.

Together, we’ll find ways to allow you move into a new awareness of your experience, then into resilience to handle what’s on your plate.

Life is hard; there’s pain and suffering. Yet life is also beautiful, and with observation and gratitude we can notice nice moments, mindfully, then string together those moments into a way of choosing to live with contentment, rather than being stuck in depression, anxiety, grief, stress, or trauma.

So let’s get started.

Credentials...
  • Master of Social Work, University of Denver, 1989
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 1991
  • In private practice since 1991
  • EMDR Certified
  • Member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams
  • Extensive education in Jungian psychology
  • Supervisor of Therapists
I can help you...
  • Feel better, create wholeness
  • Rediscover, believe in and respect your Self
  • Be more fully authentic
  • Get back on a path that works
  • Punctuate endings
  • Become adaptable
  • Take time for what really matters
  • Be more present
  • Live in gratitude
  • Create contentment, and guard your contentment
  • Manage struggles and negative emotions/circumstances positively
  • Develop greater self empathy
  • Enhance your self care
  • Enjoy the people you’re with
  • Move to a better place (literally and figuratively)
  • Become more creative, see where you are already creative
  • Make decisions
  • Become content & guard your contentment (instead of be happy & guard your happiness)
  • Relive moments of happiness & joy, focus less on fears & worries
  • Develop greater sensitivity, empathy and self-empathy
  • Stop judging yourself
  • Forgive yourself and/or someone else
  • Stop looping, negative thoughts & replace them with
  • Stop living in anger, irritation, or complaining  (then write the phrase “Live in gratitude” underneath this one)
  • Get out of bed and start your day with purposefulness and acceptance of what you can do
  • Face your worst fears: I’m unloveable, I’m not worthy, I’ll always be alone, I’m powerless
  • Shed codependency. Let others have their own experiences and their own feelings
  • Define yourself from within, instead of from circumstances, other people, work, or appearance
  • Face and embrace your shadow; reintegrate your disowned parts
  • Remember that your are not your thoughts, feelings, beliefs or actions. You are the Self, deep within
Methods...
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Health & wellness methods
  • Insight-based methods
  • Visualization
  • Cognitive-behavioral treatment
  • EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing)
  • Deep processing
  • Dream work
  • Communication skills & techniques
  • Assertiveness practices
  • Manage challenging emotions and triggers
  • Inner child work
  • Feelings and somatic awareness
  • Allow & respond to emotions appropriately, rather than avoiding or denying feelings
  • Meditation & breath work
  • Developing spirituality
  • Life coaching
Specializations...
  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Overcome codependency, live your Truth
  • Relationships/couples therapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating issues & weight Loss
  • Grief
  • Adult ADD
  • Trauma
  • Adolescent girls
  • Life coaching
Personal Information...
  • Mother of young adult sons
  • Singer, musician and writer
  • Lover of sports, yoga, meditation – former triathlete, teaching tennis pro and skate ski racer
  • Voracious reader of psychology, spirituality, Jungian studies, poetry and novels
  • Level I Sommelier