My interest in spirituality began at the very young age of five when my father transitioned to “Heaven”. This experience opened my eyes and heart to the perception of a much higher plane of existence and bigger picture. After his death, for many years I would talk to the clouds, imagining his face, as I confided in and shared my thoughts and feelings. I share this with you as it was very instrumental in forming a strong foundation and basis for understanding, passion, empathy, and insight in working with myself and others. It marked the beginning of a belief system and life long journey.
In high school I learned transcendental meditation which further opened me to a more expanded sense of reality. I have practiced many forms of meditation, visualization, breath work, hypnosis and more recently, Focusing. I am trained in counseling psychology, massage & bodywork, somatic energetics, natural health care and intuition.
Early in my training I became acutely aware of the mind-body connection. I was studying psychology, attending therapy, and receiving massage and I noticed that feelings would arise on the massage table often more readily than in traditional didactic therapy. I would then bring the emotional content to therapy which resulted in producing a more enhanced, holistic, rich and full experience. This experience influenced the direction of my professional development.
I am a Focusing Coach and Trainer, which has enriched, fortified and enforced the intuitive work I have been doing over the past thirty-five years. I have interwoven art and writing within my own self-healing and with others. I have extensive experience with diverse populations, including but not limited to the field of special education, Aspergers, autism spectrum, Prader-Willi Syndrome, severe emotional disturbances, bi-polar, Downs Syndrome, and developmentally challenged people. Working with these groups of people has been very heart-opening for me. I have worked at a homeless shelter, with adolescent single mothers, and with addictive personalities.
It is my heartfelt passion to help others navigate their inner landscapes and bring in more clarity and understanding to their heart’s yearning and purpose. Nature and animals have been a profound influence, as well as gardening, art, music and dog-walking. In the recent past, I was a foster parent for a pregnant stray cat and her kittens. And I love the beach!
My mission is to help women align with their core self. It is an honor to be entrusted as a mentor and guide, through the intimate process of self discovery and personal growth. I love my work and feel extremely blessed to bear witness to each individual’s transformation, growth and enlightenment.
- Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology
- Licensed/Certified Massage Therapy and Natural Health, including Nutrition
- Certified Focusing Trainer
- Mediumship work at Arthur Findley College in England, Lily Dale Assembly New York
- Intuitive work with Judith Orloff, Psychiatrist; Lisa Williams, International Medium; James van Praagh
- Extensive spa experience and massage therapy for many celebrity actors & musicians at The Peaks Spa & Resort in Telluride, Colorado