About Me

I have been in the practice of psychotherapy, healing, coaching and consultation for 36 years, working with adults facing a wide range of issues–anxiety, depression, relationship stress, illness, career transitions, work-life balance, grief and loss (including loss of faith and loss of meaning), as well as end-of-life concerns. I’ve coached health and mental health professionals at all levels including social workers, psychologists, physicians, and nurses. I’ve organized and facilitated or led groups of all kinds: psychotherapy groups, supervision/consultation groups, groups in organizations, community groups.

My History

I have been a psychotherapist (individuals and groups), university professor, organization development specialist, community organizer and a sixth grade teacher. My jobs, my original family, formal education and training, a serious illness, and my own therapy and healing have provided me with the experiences that continue to play a role in the evolution of my practice.    read more …

My Approach

During the early part of my professional career, I studied Gestalt Therapy with Erving and Miriam Polster and it continues to be my guiding theory. In Gestalt Therapy, connecting deeply is central. True connection in relationships brings deep meaning to my life and most importantly is crucial in the therapeutic process.    read more …

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy is an enlivening and intimate way of being with clients, focusing on the therapist-client or therapist-group relationship and interventions into the client’s or clients’ inner experience. In this theoretical framework, all experience is co-created and the experience of the therapist is no more valid or objective than that of the client(s).    read more …

My Writing

I am not by nature a writer; however, over the years I have written several short and longer pieces which you might find valuable.    read more …