As my clients and I work together with mind, body and emotion, the sensory and cognitive experiences become integrated and we “get it” on a deeper level. As we explore the relationship between the body and the mind, we gain a felt sense of “knowing,” developing more trust in our intuitive abilities, an awareness of our thinking process and a closer connection to our body, our energy and our inner wisdom.
I believe that when we work deeply in this capacity and experience this integration, it changes our perspective, how we feel and how we behave. It’s not something we have to think to change; change happens during this process. We feel happier and experience greater peace in our lives. We feel freer and more liberated. This process changes us and helps us to be embodied and more present – more alive.
Since 1993, I have owned and operated my private practice. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor and have extensive experience as a bodyworker. I received my bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College and a master’s degree in counseling from Fairfield University. I have trained for years as a body worker, including attending two craniosacral programs, one with Upledger Institute and the other with the Franklyn Sills Biodynamic program.
I further developed my knowledge of the mind/body connection through studying attachment theory intensively at The Kutenai Institute of Integral Studies three-year program with Myrna Martin. I also attended the three-year Somatic Experiencing training and have assisted several trainings since then. I have presented on Somatic Experiencing topics to many organizations including National Counselor Association, Department of Families and Children Services, Adult Education, The Meadows Alumni, West Palm Beach Counselors Association, Behavioral Health and Lucida treatment centers as well as various other agencies in South Florida.
My leadership experience even extends to the field of higher education. I have taught and presented at Western Connecticut State University and Fairfield University.
In addition, for many years, I have studied mindfulness practices and eastern philosophy and I continue to teach these skills to clients and groups at Lucida Treatment Center where I am a consultant.
In order to give back to my community, I founded and developed the Health Care Council for the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce in order to help businesses and health care providers develop relationships, partner together, form creative alliances as well as benefit each other, their clients and the community.