More Than 30 Years Experience • Adults • Couples • Adolescents • License #17590
I welcome you to my practice, now in Sebastopol, Sonoma County with one day each week in San Francisco. I look forward to serving you professionally: attentively, and ethically--in the months ahead. I am also available as an ongoing resource whom you may contact if a crisis or difficult life transition should occur in the future.
My training is classically grounded in depth-oriented psychological theory, including ego and self-psychologies, also the traditions begun by C.G.Jung and W.Reich. I have always felt myself allied with the existential and experiential humanists (Rogers, Maslow, Perls) in their emphasis on growth, self-actualization and the ongoing unfolding of an authentic self. Client-Centered in my methods, I have also studied eastern philosophy and spiritual practice for almost 4 decades. Consistent with such views is my transpersonal orientation. More recently I have received advanced training in several body-oriented approaches.
With 30 years experience as a generalist-practioner in a rural state, and as a parent of two young adults, I find there are few psychological questions to which I have never been exposed.
My clients are folks like you, at every age and stage of life. They have frequently included:
-Couples of all orientations seeking both relationship and sex therapy
-Young adults and late adolescents with self-definition and identity issues
-Individuals working through life issues of loss and grief
-Survivors of both recent and childhood trauma, for whom PTSD connects body and mind
-Dually diagnosed individuals, with sobriety of at least one year who are currently dealing with anxiety and depression (earlier self-medicated through alcohol/ drug use)
-Adults coping with life changes, including those following brain injury
With several years of travel experience outside of North America, I am also at ease in a variety of different cultural contexts. Some investigation of traditional indigenous healing practices informs my work. Thus I ground my vision in a rigorous understanding of biology, neuropsychology, as well as culture and spiritual world-view. My approach allows you to embrace the whole of your particular experience on multiple levels of consciousness, as well as to think about it with both clarity and compassion.
I sincerely look forward to working with anyone for whom such a perspective seems to fit. Please feel free to call for further information…
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