It is possible to live a balanced and enriching life. I offer an integrative approach to support and empower each person in their growth and healing. Using traditional talk therapy as well as body-centered modalities, my work honors the wholeness of the body-mind and the individuality of each human being. I believe each person has the innate power to heal themselves, and that a caring, collaborative therapeutic relationship can be transformative. My goal is to create a safe environment where the qualities of curiosity, acceptance, and compassion are present. Within such a space, people are invited to explore and address challenging issues.
While I have a special interest and emphasis working with trauma, I bring years of experience working with various issues including:
-grief and loss
-sexual assault and other forms of victimization
-chronic and acute illness (including HIV/AIDS and cancer)
In addition to a traditional education in psychotherapy, I have been trained in body-centered trauma treatments, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Somatic Experiencing. I also have 20 years of formal training in mindfulness and meditation practice, which I have incorporated into teaching stress management skills for anxiety and pain, and working with those affected by trauma and illness.
In addition to my private practice, I am also a social worker at the Oncology Support Program of HealthAlliance Hospital. I have worked at the Counseling Center at Bard College, where I also facilitate a group for students who are sexual assault survivors. I am a published poet and dedicated gardener. When helpful, I employ writing as a therapy tool and explore how the relationship with the natural world can be used to support people in grounding themselves and relaxing into a state of openness and receptivity.
Our team includes Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Specialists and Holistic Practitioners. We proudly serve the communities of Ulster County, The Hudson Valley and the entire Catskill region.
15 Pine Grove St
Woodstock NY 12498