My main interest is in helping clients achieve truly holistic psycho-spiritual health.  This goes beyond learning to reduce or manage distressing emotions to creating and sustaining balance, joy, authenticity, and empowerment in your life. As a seasoned psychotherapist, I also have primary expertise in the psychological aspects of alternative health and healing education. My skills and perspectives are drawn from certification as an advanced clinical hypnotherapist, a master’s degree in counseling psychology and adult education, and a doctorate in psychology with emphasis on consciousness, spirituality, and transpersonal psych. In addition, I have a long standing association with naturopathic physicians, homeopaths, herbalists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine and ayurvedic medicine. I’m very conversant in the psychological aspects of these various approaches to health and healing.
I use a mix of emotional healing techniques from various traditions as ways of working with issues of growth and distress. These include in no particular order: naturopathic psychospiritualitybalancing dosha aggravations5-element dynamicsflower essence remediessomatic awarenessjournaling exerciseshomework between sessionsperson-centered approachexistential patterninghypnotherapy / guided imagerymeditationstress reductioncorrective experiencingastrological personality profilingeco-psychologyenergy psychologycrisis management coachinggestalt workrational emotive processingtrauma releaseshamanic journeying & lost parts recoveryactive and intuitive listeningcommunication skills developmentand other techniques as needed to help my clients achieve their therapeutic goals.