I love how the Universe works.
I embrace my journey as a perfectly imperfect laboratory for learning.
My path has been a challenging and beautiful process of learning and self-discovery. It has carved my passion and honed my calling. This process has brought me to where I am today, both personally and professionally.
Early losses that I experienced as a child, along with the supports, were the foundational experiences which both challenged and created opportunities for me to develop the resilience and connection to my own inner resources. In cultivating this in an on-going way, I am able to grow and learn in life’s challenges –the important life skills of courage, inner-attunement and self-trust. These are my best allies and continue to serve me in finding my way, personally as well as professionally.
My formal education (see below) created a framework for learning that helped me develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to step into my career path. After completing graduate school and working in various capacities in employment, I became disillusioned with standard and popular Cognitive-Behavioral approaches and sought out a journey of on-going learning in the areas of mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches; yoga and body-centered approaches to healing work; EMDR/trauma-informed therapies, creativity and healing, attachment and neuroscience; ontological coaching and Internal Family Systems approach. These professional frameworks enabled me to learn more about healing and psychotherapy, and help my clients in a deeper, more sustainable way.
As my journey continues to evolve, I practice self-attunement, self-trust and self-compassion as practices to support myself in being a healing presence with others.
Newfield Network, Boulder, Colorado – Transformational Coaching. 2010
Tulane School of Social Work – MSW. 1990
Emory University, BA 1986
Level II EMDR Therapist