I’ve been analyzing people
and finding solutions
since orange velour was groovy.
My areas of specialty come by me honestly; I am a trauma survivor. In my early twenties, I was assaulted and left for dead, and thankfully, had lifesaving surgery.
About a decade ago, I was initiated by the Dalai Lama, and have been a practicing Buddhist for over 20. years; while not negating and continuing to honor my childhood religious upbringing. Spirituality is powerful to me. My research has been influenced by the female experience, and has including the power of menstruation and it’s influence, oppression and celebration within various cultures and the sacred geometry of emotions and the Jungian influence on pop culture, including music and television.
My style and philosophy
I enjoy a spiritually-based yet direct approach to honor the self-esteem and beliefs of my clients. We are all energy, as energy does not die it only changes form; we know this scientifically. Thus, our trauma is an energy that can transform as well. Empowering clients through-to-thriving is my passion.
Expect discussion, creativity and exploration as a path to wellness.
Trauma-Informed Transpersonal Therapy
Over the past 30 years, I’ve incorporated hypnotherapy, meditation, guided visualization, dream work, art and other creative endeavors, bibliotherapy and somatic work, to name a few differentiating facets of my work.
Being trauma-informed means that I have the training and experience to help you work through your experiences to help you live free of emotional pain.
Let’s shift the focus of “What is wrong with you” instead to, “What happened to you”.
The cornerstone of my work includes these elements:
I’ve worked with individuals, couples, and children, in helping them break past what was holding them back; some of those areas were:
- Disordered Eating
- Childhood Trauma
- Abuse (everything from emotional abuse to financial abuse)
- Narcissist Abuse Recovery
- Life Transitions
- and more…
I’ve also worked as a neuromarketing strategist with international nonprofits, mid-size companies, family businesses, and entrepreneurs, in helping them develop ethical marketing strategies to help them find their ideal clients, consumers, members, and customers.
In my 30 years of experience in helping others through stress, anxiety and trauma, I’ve learned that for me, the most direct route to happiness for my clients, is empowerment through recognizing self-value.
My writings have been published in many magazines and news sources, from Elephant Journal to The Good Men Project, while I have been featured in many more media, such as Vogue, Vegan Living, Harper’s Bazaar, Forbes and The Washington Post, to name just a few.
Some of my advanced training includes certification as a financial education specialist, lifestyle and mindfulness, meditation, and trauma recovery, through the Zur Institute, Wharton School of Business, Harvard Medical School, and the Benson Henry Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. I’ve been a speaker at numerous events, including the American Marketing Association and various colleges and universities, nonprofits, and groups.
My obsession with the I Dream of Jeannie television show was a muse for my research in transpersonal psychology; trans meaning “beyond” the personality, a holistic approach to the person. I prefer to transform the suffering into energy that we can fuel the future positively.
I live in Chester County, PA, with a rescue Yorkie named Djin-Djin.