Throughout my work as a psychotherapist, I have encountered many forms of suffering—emotional, physiological and environmental, and I have helped people contain very painful and often self-sabotaging psychic processes. It has been deeply satisfying to listen into people’s stories and to develop effective tools for self-understanding and empowerment.
Dreams are shimmering pathways to deep psyche and to soul. I do not approach a dream as something to be “analyzed,” but as a “soul-visitor” from the intuitive world of the unconscious, seeking attention for the deeper purpose of knowing ourselves more fully.
Mussar is an ethical and spiritual practice. It invites you to study the Jewish perspectives on character traits (middot) such as patience, forgiveness, generosity and anger (to name a few). Through self-reflection, personal journaling, and focused exercises, you will be able to set your own curriculum of how to use these traits in your lives.
It is often through creativity that you can access, and come to trust, your intuition, and with every new experience of “taking ownership” of yourself, a deeper sense of wholeness and well-being emerges.
Spiritual Direction is a practice of exploring the presence of holiness. It helps you come to an I/Thou experience of the Mystery in your life. In my work as a Spiritual Director, through deep listening and witnessing, I will help you find that sure place within you, so that you can align with your deeper nature to discover what brings meaning.
I have a strong belief that we all seek to know our essential natures, and I have lived a life dedicated to that seeking. I have always asked questions about life’s purpose, and have been deeply engaged in my own journey of self-exploration and transformation, in order to connect more and more deeply with my soul. In my work, I engage in a process of soul-making, to bring what is essential to consciousness, or in O’Donahue’s language, to awaken the soul.
I hold Master’s degrees in Clinical Social Work and Education and am a psychotherapist, spiritual director, collage artist and poet. I offer a multidimensional approach to awakening and deepening consciousness. This has included my extensive private practice, leading workshops in SoulCollage® and in Dream Wisdom, facilitating groups and individuals in the practice of Mussar and consulting in local schools as an artist and group leader. It is a great privilege to share the tools of soul-making that I have learned and developed.
Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you,
as fish out of water hear the waves,
or a hunting falcon hears the drum’s “Come back. Come back.”
This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.
Children fill their shirts with rocks and carry them around. We are not
Read the book of your life, which has been given you.
A voice comes to your soul saying,
Lift your foot. Cross over.
Move into the emptiness of question and answer and question.