You're likely here because you're going through a hard time; and, part of you knows you can get past this. I want to invite that part of you to keep guiding you on, because the challenges you're experiencing will shift. Sometimes we all just need a little help on our paths, and it's my honor to support you on yours.
It's my greatest passion to help others feel more connected to their life and purpose, and more capable of accessing their unique and brilliant authenticity, resilience, and potential. So while this moment may be difficult, know that you will get through it, and you will feel better for it.
I’m a descendant of Jewish ancestry from Eastern Europe, primarily Poland, Russia, and Ukraine, and more recently from 3 generations living in Boston, Massachusetts. I grew up on ancestral lands of the Wampanoag and Massachusett people in a town called Sharon, MA, and now live by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado on traditional lands of the Arapaho, Ute, and Cheyenne. I am indebted to the lands on which I’ve walked, fallen, and rested, and to the tenders of these lands, as well as to my ancestors, family, friends, teachers, and to the nurturing forces that create, sustain, and renew life.
In addition to many different programs, studies, and trainings, my therapy is largely based on the direct healing experiences of myself and others. On my personal journey, I experienced an existential crisis in the form of a spiritual emergency as a young adult, something that was not understood or held as the initiatory experience it was by those around me. Through many years of grounding and seeking to understand life, reality, and my place in it, I’ve developed a unique sensitivity and practical approach to the profound potential of counseling and psychotherapeutic healing. Working with extremely helpful, trauma-informed, contemporary models of psychology and human development, I also value meditation, mysticism, and a wider awareness of life than is typically taught through the Western worldview. In this way, I support a holistically generative, soul-nourishing, healing and growth process for the essence of your whole self, as its expressed through your current life circumstances.
I’ve found that merely talking about our lives and feeling our emotions, while often necessary steps on the healing path, doesn’t create the lasting changes we yearn for. To affect the deepest and most enduring shifts we need in our lives, I work directly with the nervous system and the felt-sense awareness of the body.
Utilizing embodied awareness:
My therapeutic approach draws from the work of Peter Levine and Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems and parts work, Gestalt and Existential Therapies, attachment healing, developmental psychology, addiction counseling, and contemporary understandings of trauma taught by Bessel van der Kolk and Gabor Maté. I’m also very influenced by Joanna Macy’s Deep Ecology teachings and The Work That Reconnects, the grief work and initiatory teachings of Francis Weller, and the sincerely compassionate and cutting view of modernity and living of Bayo Akomolafe. I’ve also studied and practiced in various traditions of mystical Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, and Hinduism, as well as shamanism, animism, and other forms of energy healing, including Reiki and ancestral healing.
Through my own healing journey, I’ve learned that although pain is an inevitable part of life, ongoing suffering doesn’t need to be. It’s possible to heal deep wounds, even wounds you may have been living with for years. It’s possible to come into healthy and fulfilling relationships with yourself and others. And it’s possible to awaken inner strength and resources to navigate life’s challenges with confidence, ease, and joy.