ABOUT ME and YOU
I began working as a therapist in a school in 1974. Having worked in various settings with very different populations, from child welfare to addictions, to community service agencies to private practice, I have come to appreciate that there are many more similarities than differences between all of us.
We all have the capacity to suffer and experience joy; to wound and be wounded, and to heal. I view a person holistically and from the perspective of their strengths. In this work I have been blessed to witness hopelessness, stagnation and self-destruction transformed into hope, healing and growth.
I received my MSW (Masters in Clinical Social Work) from Boston College in 1976. I am
licensed in Pennsylvania as an LCSW. I have also received specialized training in addictions, couples therapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), EFT (emotional freedom technique), anxiety and depression disorders, trauma, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Somatic Internal Family Systems (SIFS). I am a Certified IFS Therapist and an Approved IFS Consultant.
Since 1999 I have been a certified and registered yoga teacher, (ERYT 2009).
I am full of alphabet soup, but the letters have become unimportant to me. It doesn’t matter to me if you have any letters. What matters to me is that you find the extraordinary healing powers you already have within.
The underlying belief that is woven into everything I do, offer and live– is that we are whole and who we are is enough. The path is one of undoing and unlearning: we remove the blocks that prevent us from realizing the essential wholeness and well being that we already are. That which we seek is revealed when we clear away what is no longer needed or serving us.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”