Over the course of my 40 years as a psychotherapist I have explored many ways to help people change, reduce their suffering, and live more productive, healthful lives. The disciplines I have studied and practiced include Somatic Psychology, Acupuncture and Energy Psychology, Mindfulness, EMDR, and Brainspotting. My primary current modalities of therapy are a blend of somatic work, mindfulness, EMDR, and Brainspotting. (these are links to separate pages)
As a therapist, I work with adults experiencing traumas of all kinds including early life attachment trauma, PTSD, shock traumas from automobile accidents, sports injuries, sudden critical incidents, and traumatic losses. I also can help with mood disorders like anxiety and depression, chronic shame, addictive patterns, difficult life transitions, relationship struggles, and the experience of moving into a more spiritually based life.
We know from neurological studies and personal experience that healing occurs best in spaces that provide a good therapeutic alliance, an environment that feels safe, and therapeutic tools that can change patterns deep in the brain. I do my best to provide those for my clients. I also believe that the most important agent of change is the clients own internal wisdom and awareness, and I attempt to help people find that Center in themselves.
B.S. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1961)
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Minnesota (1967)
Licensed Psychologist, State of Minnesota (1971 – present)
Senior Trainer, Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (1977 – 2008)
Bachelors Degree, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (1979)
Approved Consultant in EMDR (1999 – Present)
Certified in Brainspotting (2016 – present)