First, the fun stuff: 

  • I love to laugh. It gets me breathing deeply and feeling light. The laughing-so-hard-that-I'm-crying-and-can't-speak doesn't happen very often, but when it does I'm usually with my brother.

  • I'm most at home outside. I need the grounding of the Earth under my feet and 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 empath and an introvert. I used to hate these things about me, but I now see them as my superpowers. I'm on a mission to get you feeling like that, too.

  • I come from a long line of healers. My mom's a nurse (and one of the nicest people I've ever known). My great-grandmother, Flora, healed with cooking, sewing and was known to wrap a towel around her head and tell fortunes. 

  • I love all animals, live music, guacamole and lavender essential oil. 

  • I'm a self-taught artist. There's no form of art or art materials that I haven't found utterly delightful to play with. This is one of my healing balms.

  • I have dreams that feel like downloads of information. Once when I was in college, I dreamed that my electric typewriter was fixed (I'm dating myself here). I had a paper due the next day and, when I went to bed, it was broken. I woke and, sure enough, it was working. 

  • I took my first yoga class more than 20 years ago, and it was the first time I'd ever felt at home in my body. I've been practicing ever since.

  • I love flower essences. They're a huge part of my healing work. I make them too! Click here

I love learning. 

I've studied the brain and how it codes information, creates memory networks, and makes meaning. I've studied and practiced Vipassana meditation for 20 years; Shamanism and journeyingart therapy; Tarot Card reading; aromatherapy; and whole foods/organic diet. I've studied languages, physics, social change and justice, philosophy and religions. 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. 

I was born and raised east of New York City to a big family. These days, I live alongside the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey with my husband, therapy dog Ria, and 2 cats named Sam and Francis aka Mr. Wonderful.

Lastly, my credentials: 

  • Undergraduate degree in English and graduate degree in Social Work, both from the State University of New York.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in both New Jersey and New York.

  • Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) since 2006.

  • Kripalu Yoga Teacher, 200-hour level since 2000.

  • Bach Flower Essences, Level 1 Certification.

  • Reiki Master/Teacher.

  • Akashic Records, Levels 1 and 2.

  • 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. 

Ready to work together? 

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