Services Provided

Providing individual, couples and family counseling.

Treatment specialization includes:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks and Phobia
  • Trauma
  • Spiritual confusion and religious wounding
  • Sexual and Relationship Problems
  • Medical and Health concerns
  • Grief and Loss
  • Work and Career issues
  • Stress Management
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Parenting and Family Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Unwanted behaviors including smoking and weight loss
  • Limiting belief systems
  • Discovering Life Purpose, Authenticity, and Inner Strength
  • Medical issues with an emotional component
  • Discovering life purpose
  • Betrayal of trust issues
  • Self esteem issues
  • Boundary setting
  • Developing Intuition

Counseling is beneficial when you wish to receive on-going support, guidance and processing of various experiences. My approach is eclectic and intuitive. I listen deeply, often between the lines, and reflect what I hear. I ask deep questions and encourage you to allow yourself to discover the answers within.

Depending on what you bring to a session, my sense of how to approach that issue, and your own input, I utilize a number of methods to help you achieve your counseling goals.

In addition to powerful listening and reflection, I employ a variety of experiential methods to get to the root of unwanted behaviors and beliefs. I believe that talking can only help us intellectually understand our problems; it is limited in its ability to actually effect deep and lasting change. Talk therapy is like going out on a boat to fish without a fishing rod. You may be able to see the fish swimming below the surface; you may even be able to describe the fish in great detail. But you cannot catch the fish because you have not penetrated the world in which they live. Just so, talk therapy employs mainly the analytical aspect of the mind, also known as the conscious mind. However, most unwanted behaviors and beliefs originated in the deeper part of the mind, also known as the subconscious. These were implanted either during our formative years or as a result of a trauma. And they can only be accessed by one of two ways: working directly with the nervous system with somatic or body-based therapies, or diving into the waters of the subconscious mind via trance, imagination, symbolism and guided visualization.

If you are an individual who has experienced talk therapy with limited result, please call me. Many of my clients report a great deal of frustration with talk therapy, but did not know that there are effective modalities available that yield dramatic results.

I usually combine the modalities listed below in a creative, fluid way, to offer optimum results from your therapeutic work. Methodologies include:

  • Gestalt Therapy
  • SRT (Spiritual Response Therapy)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Hypnotherapy (including Medical)
  • Creative Modalities
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Life Coaching

Gestalt Therapy

This wonderful modality helps to distinguish various "parts" of the personality, including introjected authority figures, fearful child parts, etc. In order to release limiting beliefs and traumas, we must understand the nature of these parts and create a means for the parts to feel safe. Once awareness has been established, you are free to make new, more free choices. Certified Gestalt therapist by the Gestalt Institute of Santa Fe.

SRT (Spiritual Response Therapy)

The roots of feeling stuck are often beyond the reach of the mind, even under hypnosis. SRT is an amazing method that enables otherwise hidden information to come to awareness. Then it is cleared using a simple form of intention and prayer. See for more information.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

A remarkable method used primarily to release trauma by accessing left-right brain patterning. Certified by EMDRIA.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

If you have ever experienced the positive effects of acupressure or acupuncture, you have an idea about how EFT works. By lightly tapping on certain points in the body while considering an issue, EFT literally taps into the body's nervous system where traumatic material is stored. The effect is direct access to stored material and gentle release. I teach EFT to all of my clients who wants to learn it, as it is a wonderful tool to use at home whenever unwanted beliefs, emotions or behaviors try to have their way with you. It's a self-management tool that promotes self-mastery. EFT was developed by Gary Craig. For more information on EFT, log onto Training: I am a Level II practitioner, trained by a master level trainer.

Hypnotherapy, including Medical

Hypnotherapy can be used in a variety of ways to heal old emotional wounds, understand a subconscious motive or belief, or re-program the mind and nervous system for health and healing. Medical Hypnotherapy is an exciting field which is gaining momentum in the medical community. Medical hypnotherapy is often being used to prepare patients for surgery, release fears of procedures, address emotional components of illness, and even re-program the autonomic nervous system so that it can release physical illness. Some research suggests that at least 65% of all physical illness is related in some way to the mental, emotional or spiritual aspect of the individual. Medical hypnotherapy is used as an adjust to medical intervention to help the client release unwanted maladaptations of the body, and it is remarkably effective. Training: Certification in Hypnotherapy by the Hypnotherapy Academy in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Medical Hypnotherapy certification by the Hypnotherapy Institute of Alabama.

Creative Modalities

The deeper mind is easy to access through creative work, since the imagination resides in the subconscious aspect of the mind. At times, powerful work can be done using art, puppets, psychodrama, writing and dream interpretation.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

At times, it is helpful to work on the level of managing thoughts and behaviors. This type of work is especially useful while in the midst of plunging the depths of the origins of those thoughts and behaviors or in the case of an individual who is not ready or able to work on the level of the subconscious mind. Managing thoughts and behaviors help the client to get through difficult moments. Over time, cognitive behavioral work helps the client to recognize that there is actually a choice: allow unwanted thoughts and behaviors to manage us or take charge of them. Most sessions involve some aspect of cognitive behavioral work, usually in the form of "homework" that is mutually agreed upon toward the end of the session, so that work that is accomplished during the session can continue in the client's daily life.

Life Coaching

After releasing unwanted limitations, some clients wish to continue on their journey to being the best, most fulfilled person they can be. Life Coaching helps you achieve balance, discover your life purpose, and make you dreams into a reality.