I am a psychospiritual counselor practicing primarily in New York City.
As a psychospiritual counselor, I believe and experience that each one of us carries a core wholeness and that this unique essence emerges out of the vast source from which all life arises. I employ a variety of approaches and all share the intention to assist in liberating and nourishing the wholeness and resources that have been harmed or lost through suffering and trauma.
The work is a journey into the self in order to heal wounds compassionately, address defenses respectfully and celebrate life with all its paradoxes. Healing requires a tolerance for paradox, the capacity to hold joyousness and pain together in the alchemical process of transformation. As mindfulness unfolds and conscious awareness is brought to patterns that were buried, new choices that support aliveness appear and become available.
We now know that the brain is plastic and that the neurons and their relationships to each other can shift, loosening destructive bonds and supporting the growth of new alliances. My work encourages these shifts through talking, energy work with the body and, if you choose, intuition and meditation. I also use astrology and hypnosis, if those are appropriate. If you are on a spiritual path, I support whatever choices you have made.
Above all, healing rests in the relationship between the people engaged in the process, because that is the ground of being that holds everything. Ultimately, it is the transparency, skill and integrity of this relationship that influences the outcome.
I bring what I have learned on my own journey, respect for knowing and for mystery and my years of experience as a counselor and teacher.