Traditional psychodynamic theories and methods have guided me for my entire career. But my spiritual interests and my own embodied journey have opened other doors as well. I believe that integrating all parts of ourselves – spiritual, physical, relational, cognitive, and emotional – is what offers the most significant and lasting healing.
In recent years I have focused on mindfulness and body-inclusive approaches to therapy, and have trained extensively in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I also have experience in Yoga Nidra and Yoga-Informed Psychotherapy. As a practicing Buddhist, meditative attitudes and wisdom affect all aspects of my life.
I consider myself a fellow traveler.
I graduated with an MA in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago. My undergraduate degree from Barnard College-Columbia University is in Comparative Religions, with a concentration in Eastern Religions.
Additional Trainings and Certifications
2001-Present – Kadampa Buddhist classes and retreats (Sutra and Tantra)
2003 – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 7-day immersive retreat with Jon Kabat-Zin and Saki Santorelli
2005 – U of C – Mindfulness in Psychotherapy with Daniel Siegel
2007 – Workshop on Healing Attachment Wounds with David Wallin
2008 – University of Chicago – Gottman Couple’s Therapy Level 1 training
2011 – University of Chicago – 5-day training in 3rd-wave behavioral (mindfulness) techniques and practice
2013 – Yoga Nidra training with Corrine Peterson (also in 2016).
2014 – Present – Level 1 (Trauma) and Level 2 (Attachment) Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training (Continuing in SP-focused consultation group and assisting in current Level 2 training)
2014 – Yoga in Psychotherapy training through Live Oak Chicago
2016 – Yoga Nidra training with Corrine Peterson (also in 2013).
2018 – Body-Mind Psychotherapy workshop with Susan Aposhyan