I provide individual and couples psychotherapy to adults of all ages.
Most people experience me as warm, engaged, intellectual, mindful of energetic and somatic boundaries, empathic and intuitive. It is noticeable to some that I work at being spiritually conscious and embodied in 3 centers - head, heart, and gut. During each session I stay connected to the wisdom - empathy and intuition - in each of my centers.
The mechanics of my work is holistically eclectic - I integrate techniques from the following traditions:
- Attachment Theory
- Compassionate or Nonviolent Communication
- Dynamic Emotional Integration
- Enneagram of Personality
- Feminist Spirituality
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies
- Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Transpersonal Hypnosis
- Somatic Awareness and Experiencing
I also integrate my personal processes and direct experiences with the consciousness and energy schools of Non-Dual Tantra and Advaita Vedanta.
I co-founded the Enneagram School of Asheville and this system is very important in my practice.
In general, I help people explore and resolve adaptive mechanisms that inhibit well-being and our ability to live our divine nature. I help people discover a natural capacity to heal and flow, which is being suppressed at a collective level. For me, holistic healing involves the discovery, deep experience, and compassionate release of wounds in our mental, emotional, physical, and energy systems.
Psychological healing is sacred work and spiritual awakening helps to heal the psyche. When we stop trying to avoid or control our emotions and instead lean in and listen, we realize they are pathways of wisdom, beauty, and power. The wisdom in our emotions loves to guide us in becoming empowered healthy people, freer and freer from struggle and the pain of our fixations.
Emotional wisdom opens spiritual doorways to the infinite. I am devoted to finding sacred power in ordinary human experiences, particularly in suffering, and listening to the wisdom alive within us. Working with me is about discovering your infinite beauty, intelligence, and power and integrating these realizations into your ordinary human life and down to the bones and cells of your being.
You are welcome to call or email me with questions, I offer free 15 minute phone consultations.
I specialize in PsychoSpirituality - an orientation that integrates the wisdom and pathways of traditional psychological theories with various spiritual traditions.
I love working with people who are drawn to holistic healing and the weaving of spiritual and psychological pathways. I have clients struggling with intense emotional, mental, and somatic disturbances and clients who are relatively at ease yet seeking to know themselves more deeply - mind, heart, body, and spirit. I am most interested in each person's level of self-awareness and self-compassion.
The psychology of spiritual awakening is a powerful field gaining momentum. I understand the ways psychology and spirituality overlap and I love being able to integrate and weave these pathways. I offer an energetically rich and nurturing space for PsychoSpiritual awakening, transformation, and holistic individuation and integration.
LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY & SUPPORTIVE
Many of my closest family, friends, mentors, counselors and teachers are members of the LGBTQ community. I believe authenticity is essential to happiness and freedom. Many of my clients have had the experience of needing to hide sexual/romantic and gender identities. This is a lonely and disheartening experience.
I've had the opportunity to help people in this community make peace with the past, release unsupportive relationships, and become empowered to embody authenticity.