I am available to provide personal sessions at all levels for SE students from any location, either in person or via video call on zoom.us. I am available to work with people and their horses, individually or in groups. At this time, I am not taking new psychotherapy clients.
"It's our nature to get along."
I work as a somatic psychotherapist, a therapeutic riding instructor, and a horsemanship coach. I have worked extensively with children, complex trauma, attachment disruptions, and with adults who seek to shift from patterns that are rooted in survival strategies from earlier life. In addition to the "Advanced Certifications" listed below, I have completed Dave Berger's PTSD and Concussions workshop, Diane Poole Heller's Attachment Mastery workshop, and Kathy Kain and Steve Terrell's Somatic Resilience and Regulation training.
My work with horse people includes facilitating the recovery of balance and confidence after falls and other horse related injuries.
I volunteer frequently to assist Somatic Experiencing trainings here in the US and abroad, in alignment with my valuing the importance of this body- and physiology-based work, facilitating people as they change their nervous systems, renegotiate trauma, and move from stuckness into living a life more flowing with presence, confidence, and pleasure. It is not always an easy journey but it's doable.
I started this path over forty-five years ago as a meditator on a spiritual quest, in search of embodiment and nurturing relationships. I value connection, curiosity, creativity, and playfulness. My life – both personally and professionally – is guided by a mix of Eastern and Western principles. Activities I enjoy include horse activities, gardening, writing, travel, and kayaking.