Sometimes it is hard to know how to move forward.

My practice focuses on helping people move away from a worried, fearful way of living to one that is more joyful.

Over the past 30 years, I have studied meditation, yoga and mindfulness as well as traditional and cutting-edge therapy techniques. All have been focused on giving people the skills needed to overcome worry and stress.

There is a peaceful self inside of each of us.

Through years of study and practice, I have developed a large repertoire of approaches and the capacity to listen deeply. As a result, I can be there for you in the way that best suits your temperament and your needs. Together, in a respectful, collaborative process, we will find the way to help you heal.

Whatever the issues and whatever the approach, therapy is a journey of change and self- discovery. During therapy you will learn to know yourself more deeply. You will come to understand the messages your body is sending you when you feel stressed and what you can do to feel better.

On the journey, you will become increasingly aware of your own thoughts and learn ways to replace self-defeating thought patterns with ways of thinking that produce calm confidence and joyful living.

Therapy is a journey of change and self-discovery.

As with any journey into unknown parts there are challenges, a skilled guide, familiar with the territory can help. As your guide in therapy, it will be my goal to help you:

  • Become Mindful of how you feel and how you would like to feel.
  • Deal with uncomfortable feelings or situations.
  • Experience joy rather than just avoid pain.
  • Find inner knowledge.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Find your voice.
  • Cope with life transition or loss.
  • Thrive instead of just survive.

As you search for answers, I won’t tell you exactly what to do, but I will provide guidance and experiences that will help you uncover where you need to go and what will take you to a more peaceful time in your life. Throughout your journey, I will be by your side.

What happens in a therapy session?

Therapy sessions will, of course, include talk. It is important that you tell your story, clarify your issues, understand your own thought patterns, and look for solutions.

As a mind-body therapist, I will also offer you a variety of additional approaches such as mind-body stress reduction techniques, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping therapy, mindfulness, and EMDR. What we do depends on what works for you.

Every day I work with people who experience stress and worry. I believe that each of us has the capacity to heal. I have deep respect for each individual and a passion to help.

About Me

Before becoming a therapist, I was a special education teacher working with adolescents and young adults with learning differences, emotional issues, and ADHD.

In 1991, I graduated from Catholic University of America with an MSW in social work. Since that time, I have worked as a therapist in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics and private practice.

From the start, I have had deep respect for the mind-body connection and was a faculty member with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.

In 2011, I wrote a book published by New Harbinger Press, The Infertility Workbook: A Mind-Body Program to Enhance Fertility, Reduce Stress, and Maintain Emotional Balance.

I have advanced training in hypnosis and imagery, relaxation and stress reduction, meditation and consciousness studies, coaching, EMDR, CBT and EFT tapping therapy.

I have been certified as a mind-body therapist for general medical and psychological issues by The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC, and as a mind-body fertility specialist by Alice Domar of Boston IVF and Harvard.

When I am not working, you might find me walking my dog in the park, enjoying delicious food with great friends, attending a meditation group, or simply hanging out in front of a cozy fire with a good book or a good movie.