I am a licensed psychologist in a full-time private practice where I provide psychotherapy, training and speaking services. Themes in my work include: discovering your true self and learning to live and work with freedom, vitality, joy, and purpose.
The psychotherapy and training workshops I do are oriented to helping you discover what is essential and authentic in you; work through old pain and trauma; address blocks to living and expressing who you are; and find balance in your life and relationships. I work with you on concerns of identity, authenticity, life transition, meaning, and career/calling – as well as family of origin issues, loss, stress, trauma, and gender.
Integrating practices from modern psychologies, wisdom traditions, and somatic disciplines has been a lifelong personal and professional interest. My approach to therapy is interpersonal-psychodynamic (psychoanalytic, Jungian) and includes somatic (body-mind) approaches – which can be very valuable for clients who are out of touch with their life force, have trouble “getting out of their heads,” are seeking balanced expression of feeling and sexuality, or want to be more grounded and embodied in everyday life.
Therapy should have room for the larger mysteries of life as well as our ability to live and work effectively here and now. People on traditional or nontraditional spiritual paths, or who have interests in such topics as awareness or energy practices, will find a space that is open to those approaches.
Questions of lifework and career often emerge as we get in touch with who we really are. Career work can be an outgrowth of other therapy work we do together, or can be a focus in and of itself. In learning to live authentically, people may also find they need to address how they express sexuality and gender. I have significant experience in working in these areas with clients.
So you may know a bit more about my experience, I’ve worked in organizational, hospital and university settings and have been in private practice for over twenty years. In my practice – in addition to providing therapy – I have many years of experience providing training and consultation to organizations in the areas of leadership, executive coaching, team skills, and building resilience and managing stress. I have authored publications on – and have extensive experience in – the applications of personality type to personal development, counseling and career work, leadership, and communication.
My current work is very much focused on providing psychotherapy services and educating people on the topics of integrated mind-body-awareness approaches to personal freedom and development. I regularly deliver training workshops and speak on these topics. I am also the current Curriculum Director for the Florida Society for Bioenergetic Analysis.
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