You are standing at a gate.
It may be a loss that's brought you to the gate or the end of something that you counted on or a sudden change that you thought 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.
The very thought of doing this can be overwhelming.
Your first impulse may be to run in the opposite direction.
You can feel totally 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 don't do small talk or malls.
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.
The Gate Passage is made for this.
It's a container where you will be seen and heard as the amazing soul you are.
We'll focus not only on your thoughts and feelings, but also your body and your energy and why you are here.
It combines traditional psychotherapy with alternative healing tools that I've learned over the past 20 years.
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 crappy traumatic things happen to them as kids that were coming back up in the here and now. Many 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 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.
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.
Moving to a new place.
Being the victim of a crime or terrorist attack.
Surviving a natural disaster.
Surviving or causing an accident in which another person was seriously injured or died.
Undergoing a medical procedure that resulted in further injury.
Getting fired from a job.
Break-ups of romantic and platonic relationships.
If you've been through any of these,
I want you to know that you're not alone.
It can get better.
Gate Passage: $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.
Weekly distance Reiki.
Your Signature Flower Essence by White Ray Flower Elixirs, delivered to you.
Monthly New Moon Oracle readings.
To get started, let's talk.
We chat on the phone for 30-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 I'd be a good fit for you. This is one of the most important ingredients in therapy that actually helps. Click here to read why.
The Gate Passage is not for you if:
You want someone to fix you 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.
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.