In practice for over 25 years, I integrate Body-oriented Psychotherapy, UZAZU Embodied Intelligence, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), somatic movement, energy psychology (including EFT) and ego state work in my psychotherapy and somatic therapy work with clients to help create lasting healing and change.
I am a registered somatic movement therapist (RSMT) and a professional member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Body-Mind Centering® Association (BMCA) and the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).
I am a certified UZAZU Embodied Intelligence Facilitator and UZAZU Trainer; a Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Educator; and I hold two yoga teacher certifications (one in Chakra Yoga; and the other in Yoga & Embodied Developmental Movement through the School for Body-Mind Centering®).
Among my many collaborations with Deborah Dana, world renowned presenter on polyvagal theory, I have co-presented polyvagal theory workshops at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as at Omega Institute (both in 2015). We also co-authored a chapter in the book entitled Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-informed Therapies (Editors Stephen Porges and Deb Dana); and co-developed and presented the Polyvagal PlayLab workshop throughout New England.
I also teach improvisational dance using somatic and relational approaches, offering students ways of using dance as a personal practice for health, well-being and embodiment.
About my practice space
My office has two rooms. The room through the doorway is traditionally oriented to seated therapeutic work. The space pictured here is a space dedicated to body-oriented work, with physioballs, options for cushioned support, and plenty of floorspace. During sessions we work collaboratively to determine what we do and how and where the work takes place.
Currently, during the covid crisis, most of my sessions take place online. When I return to the office more fully I will offer both in-person and remote sessions.
I also bring consultation and professional development workshops to therapists and other helping professionals, exploring the integration of somatic/body-based work with psychotherapy. As a trainer for UZAZU Embodied Intelligence, a movement-based comprehensive therapeutic change modality, I provide professional workshops and certification programs in UZAZU for coaches and therapists.
I have been in practice as a psychotherapist since 1995 and hold an M.S.S.W. degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison (1995) and a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (1990).