Psychotherapist and Dream Guide
I support my clients in understanding their unconscious, to bring compassion and healing to their wounded, shadow parts, to live as a more whole, integrated person, in relation to self and others.
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I have been a psychotherapist for over 25 years. I love collaborating with people on their healing and transformation process. I draw on my training in transpersonal psychology, as well as 10 years of modern psychoanalysis, both individual and group. I have 25 years of training in various styles of dreamwork, including psychodynamic, archetypal, Gestalt parts work, Shamanic dream re-entry, and Jungian active imagination. Dreamwork accesses important aspects of our selves and our unconscious. It is profound and creative, playful and spiritual practice, and keeps expanding the more we do it. Working with nightmares is very important for understanding our rejected parts.
I am also a singer, musician, writer, and artist. I encourage people to engage their creative interests, to experience the freedom of self-expression, and develop deeper relationship with themselves. Nature can also be a part of deep self care, as we feel our connection to something bigger than ourselves and our human existence. I believe that wholeness involves our emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual wellbeing, and that each person needs to define and create their own balance. As we uncover the wounded places in our selves, validate the emotions that we previously avoided, we begin to heal our individual trauma and the ancestral trauma which gets passed down through the generations.
I work with individuals and couples, and offer dream groups, women's groups, workshops and presentations.
Therapy is a collaborative process. As therapist and client, we will work together to uncover the places that need our attention, to work with the obstacles to healthy relationship with self and others, to understand past relationship dynamics, old patterns and beliefs that you learned early in life. We will create strategies for you to practice new ways of being with your feelings, communicating with others, and expanding your range of options in response to life's circumstances.
I offer a free 25 minute consultation, so we can talk about what you're looking for and what my approach is, and to see if we're a good fit to work together. I create an environment where people can relax and open up, to share as deeply as possible in order to do their healing work. We will build trust over time, respecting each person's pacing and unique healing path.
My own journey of healing has inspired me to help others in discovering their own individual transformation. I find this work challenging and rewarding, and a constant creative experience for me. I am always learning from the people I work with, and exploring my own lifelong path of deepening and expanding. I am often moved by how connected we are in our inner experiences and our need for love and acceptance. Our inner work is essential to creating healthy relationships and a healthy society.