You are standing at a gate.

It may be a loss of someone that's brought you to the gate …

or the end of something that you counted on …

or a change that you wanted or a deep-down feeling that something needs to shift …

or an awakening that brings you to a moment of truth about your life …

You know that you must pass through this gate.

The very thought of doing this, however, can be totally overwhelming.

Your first impulse may be to run in the opposite direction.

You can feel lost, as the comfy space of what you've known fades away and what's ahead scares the sh*t out of you.

Standing at the gate can also bring up old wounds. These can be things that you already dealt with or things that you haven't had the opportunity to look at yet.

This exact spot is what I call a Gate Passage. 

Gate Passage is a time of transition. 

They clear away what you no longer need along your journey, while making room for what's next.

Some Gate Passages are easy. Others feel like your world is turned upside down and nothing makes sense anymore.

You're not alone.

Each soul on the planet has many Gates to pass through. Some are universal (think puberty). Some are uniquely your own.  

You've done hard things before.

You like to (mostly) handle this stuff on your own.

You're sensitive -- whether you're a Highly Sensitive Person, empathic, introvert or all three. You enjoy your own company and lots of downtime.

You know you're here to shine your light for good on the planet, and you're already making it happen. 

This time, though, it doesn't feel like enough.

You don't want to do it alone.

This time, you want a guide to help you make sense of what's happening, help clear whatever gets in the way, and illuminate your entire passage. 

Gate Passage Sessions are made for this.

Gate Passage Sessions is a container of healing work where you will be seen and heard as the amazing soul you are. Over 4 sessions, we'll focus not only on your thoughts and feelings, but also your body, your energy, and why you are here on the planet.

It combines traditional psychotherapy with alternative healing tools that I've learned over the past 20 years. In addition to the 4 sessions, you get distance Reiki energy work each week, a flower essence blend created just for you from White Ray Flower Elixirs, a New Moon Oracle to provide another form of guidance and support, and text/email/phone support in between the sessions.

Full details are below.


Meet your Guide


I'm Maureen. In nearly 20 years as a psychotherapist, I've helped hundreds of people through their Gate Passages. Many of them had no idea what to do and how to do it. Many of them had traumatic things happen to them as kids that they were reliving in the here and now. Most weren't sure if they'd be able to get through it.

They did get through it.

As they did, they went from overwhelmed and lost to capable and grounded. 

I've had many of my own Gate Passages. One of them was a crippling disability that ended my journalism career. This passage cleared away my home, my partner, my possessions, and my ability to care of myself. As I passed through it, I had many days in dark despair. Eventually I began to see a tiny pinhole of light ahead of me, and I followed it as it got bigger through the gate.  

Click here to see more about me, my training, and what brought me here.


These are some of things I've had the honor of helping people with: 

  • Traumatic loss of a person or a pet.

  • Being hurt by another person, through sexual abuse/assault, physical abuse/assault, domestic violence, sexual harassment, emotional neglect (CEN).

  • Racial prejudice, harassment, and violence.

  • Being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or disease.

  • Spiritual awakening that shakes up the current structure of your life.

  • Living with a chronic illness.

  • Divorce.

  • Moving to a new place.

  • Surviving a crime, terrorist attack, or natural disaster.

  • Surviving or causing an accident in which another person was injured or died.

  • Undergoing a medical procedure that resulted in further injury.

  • Ancestral trauma.

  • Break-ups of romantic and platonic relationships.


Gate Passage Sessions: $750*

  • Four 55-minute sessions, in person or via Zoom (In person offices are Red Bank and Metuchen, NJ).

  • Email, text, or phone support in between sessions, as you need.

  • Four Reiki distance healing sessions.

  • Your Signature Flower Essence by White Ray Flower Elixirs, delivered to you.

  • One New Moon Oracle reading.

* While I do not take insurance as a form of payment, I can provide you with a receipt for you to pursue reimbursement on your own.

To get started, let's talk.

We chat on the phone for 25 minutes. It's free. You tell me what's been happening for you and ask me any questions.

I listen deeply and let you know if I can help.

This chat also lets you know if we'd be a good fit for each other. This is one of the most important ingredients in therapy. Click here to read why.


The Gate Passage is not for you if: 

You want someone to fix you, fix another person, or fix the situation.

You want someone else to have all the answers. 

You want to get it over with as fast as you can. (I so get this, but a Gate Passage has its own timetable no matter how hard we try to speed it up.)

The Gate Passage is for you if: 

The usual ways don't work anymore -- no matter how hard you try.

You want to feel at ease with your sensitivity.

You're ready to show up differently in your life, even if you don't know how.