Actually, it is all about you.
How you feel, what you think, what's going on in your body and energy field, and how you use your power in the world.
You're a sensitive soul. Someone along the way has probably told you that you are TOO sensitive, which is total bulls*it. I say the world is not sensitive enough ... yet.
In the past, you've rolled up your sleeves and gone through it on your own.
This time, though, going it alone doesn't feel right. This time, you want a wise guide to help you shine light in the dark places of the past, walk confidently through the present, and embrace (not fear) the future.
In my nearly 20 years of doing this, I've been honored to work with the most amazing people. They are doctors, coaches, therapists, nurses, musicians, artists, teachers, light-workers, accountants, healers, and students. They are daughters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers and great-grandmothers. They are here to change the world, to be of service, and to shine brightly.
Here's the lowdown on me:
I love to laugh. It gets me breathing deeply and feeling joy.
I'm most at home outside. I need to feel the Earth under my feet and see the sky above me every day. Throw in a swim in the ocean most days in summer, and I'm one happy camper.
I'm a highly sensitive person, an introvert, and empathic. I used to hate these things about me. Most of the time, I felt like a human lint brush, picking up all kinds of things from the people around me. These days, I see them as my superpowers.
I come from a long line of healers. My mom's a nurse. My great-grandmother, Flora, healed with cooking and was known to wrap a towel around her head and tell fortunes.
My life is a spiritual journey. This is part of everything I do and has been since my first inkling of awakening as a teenager. It’s amazing to be on the planet right now. I know that I planned it. I believe your life is a spiritual journey, too.
I love all animals (that's my therapy dog, Ria, in the photo at the top of the page), dancing to live music, making art and throwing pottery, and guacamole.
I love flower essences. I make them and use them in all of my healing work. They are powerful allies, especially for sensitive souls. Click here to check it out.
I love learning.
I was a totally mediocre student in high school on suburban Long Island, NY. As I've gotten older, though, it's been way more fun to learn stuff.
I've studied how the brain codes information, creates memory networks, and makes meaning every moment of every day.
I've been practicing yoga and Vipassana meditation for more than 20 years. Totally life changing and different every time.
I've studied languages, physics, social change, social justice, philosophy, religions, and spirituality.
I've been honored to study with well-known teachers, as well as the ones who quietly change the world, one student at a time.
Lastly, my credentials:
Undergraduate and graduate degrees from the State University of New York.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW, if you want to know the acronym), in both New Jersey and New York.
Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), 2008.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Level 1 (in progress).
Kripalu Yoga Teacher, 200-hour level, since 2000.
Bach Flower Essences, Level 1 Certification, 2014.
Reiki Master/Teacher, 2015.
Akashic Records, Levels 1 and 2. The Akashic Records are the energetic record of each soul's journey on Earth.
Post-grad certificate in treating childhood trauma from the New Jersey Child Abuse Training Institute, 2006.
Expertise in PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) across the lifespan, as a result of childhood physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect; accidents of all kinds and sudden traumatic loss.
I'm all ears.
Let's chat about your Gate Passage -- where you've been, where you are, and where you want to be. I'll listen deeply with every part of me and tell you how I can help.