About Me

Throughout my life, I have been drawn to pursuits of soul-making. Soul–that timeless and precious part of me of that thrives when I am connected to my depth, my imagination, my creativity and my dreams. I have always considered my life a journey of deepening and transforming. To this end, I have explored and followed my own path, and I have dedicated myself to helping others discover their unique paths.

My education has provided the tools for my own self-work and for my practice. This includes an undergraduate degree in English, and Master’s degrees in Teaching of English and in Clinical Social Work. I have extensive training and mentoring in depth psychology, dream work, the expressive arts and psychospiritual inquiries. Over the years, Steven Aizenstadt, Seena Frost, Marion Woodman, Arnold Mindell, Cassandra Light and Patrice Vecchione have been important mentors. To augment my clinical practice, I have studied Homeopathy, in order to gain a holistic perspective on mental, emotional and physical disorders.

In addition I taught at Antioch University and supervised MFT and LCSW Interns, for more than 20 years. Currently, I facilitate Mussar groups for Jewish institutions, as well as SoulCollage® and Dream Wisdom groups for professionals, schools, nonprofits and other organizations, including UCLArts and Healing.

I entered my dark night of the soul during my thirty-ninth year. Having never used clay before, I quite literally found a piece of clay in my hands one day and decided to give expression to my “darkness.” What emerged instead was a figure profoundly at peace, and beckoning me to access the genuine spirit that would serve as my Muse through a several-year process of unfolding. During that time, I made several dolls and masks, which served as portals to my inner world. This experience opened me to the power of the expressive arts.

I have had an ongoing SoulCollage® practice for many years. In addition to working with clay, I have water colored, written poetry, collaged the weekly Torah readings and written poetic commentaries. My commitment to the creative process is unwavering, and I find great pleasure sharing with others those ways of accessing and deepening into Self, Soul and Spirit that have inspired me.

In my work with clients and directees, and in my commitment to my personal process, I am always led to the recesses of the self where which psyche resides and where spirit can emerge. It is a great honor to sit in an energetically-infused, multi-dimensional space with others.

When your soul awakens, you begin to truly inherit your life. You leave the kingdom of fake surfaces, repetitive talk and weary roles and slip deeper into the true adventure of who you are and who you are called to become. 


-John O’Donohue 


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