As a practitioner of mindfulness for over forty years, I bring together the wisdom and view of ancient contemplative traditions with the skillful means of contemporary psychology. I work extensively with clients facing strong emotional states, self-esteem and relational issues. My intention is to meet you where you are with warmth and spaciousness so that your inherent insight and wisdom can unfold. Through the work of self-awareness in a safe container, it is possible to find the confidence to open to all states of mind.
I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice and have held a masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University since 1999. I have in-depth training in both developmental and trauma-based work through Hakomi Integrative Somatics. My experience tells me that the body holds insight and truth. Therefore my work is somatically based and present-centered. I also do dream work as another means for personal insight.
Since 2000, I have been a faculty member in the master’s Transpersonal Counseling Psychology department at Naropa University. I have also led women’s groups, at times working with the artistic process, as well as mindfulness-based group retreats.
For a decade, I was trained in Plant Spirit Medicine energy work as well as in the rituals of the indigenous Huichol tradition which recognizes sacred relationship with the elemental world.
Finally, in recent years, I have had my own personal training in the cancer journey and have explored illness and loss as a path for transformation. If illness has been a catalyst for your own personal work, I welcome working with you.
- If illness has been a catalyst for your personal work, I welcome working with you.
- If personal growth on a spiritual level is calling you, I welcome working with you.
- If strong emotional states challenge your sense of well-being, I welcome working with you.
- If relationship or self-esteem issues are keeping you stuck, I welcome working with you.