The work of healing has been my life path. As a child I was highly sensitive and empathic, acutely attuned to the feelings of those around me. This sensitivity has served me well in my clinical practice. I was also drawn early on into the world of nature and found refuge there. The cathedral of nature sheltered me and continues to offer refuge to my heart and soul.
I owe much of my own healing to my training in Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy, my exposure and immersion in meditation for the past 20 years, the time Iʻve spent in the woods, at the ocean, doing herbal apprenticeships, working to create sanctuary gardens, and my work as a potter. I take seriously the need to spend time in the places which nourish our souls. During these times of immense global change it is even more important to nurture oneself and to find a channel of connection to oneʻs spiritual path. Part of my work is to assist people in finding their own unique connection to the place of passion and creativity in their lives. Lack of this connection is often reflected by feelings of emptiness, depression, grief, addiction and illness.
Healing happens through opening a channel to the heart, through being attuned and caring towards our own internal states of being and all of our life experiences. I can assist you in doing this in an environment of safety and gentleness. I work with issues of anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, ptsd, self esteem, spiritual meaning, creative expression, relationship challenges and divorce.
I continue to place my focus on integrative methods of healing (Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy, EMDR, Reiki, and mindfulness, while staying grounded in the foundation of an attachment based clinical framework. I am currently studying Chinese Medicine and creating gardens for healing and sustainability.
The greek root of the word “Psychology” makes reference to the care of the soul. My practise of psychotherapy is truly “attending to the care of the soul”. Though not an easy path to choose, it is a path with heart, meaning, and greater self awareness which ultimately leads to a more fulfilling life. I am passionate about my work and love to assist others. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you. Please do not hesitate to call me at (413-329-6942) to discuss your needs.
Individual Sessions: $125
Couples Sessions: $150
My background experience: M.A. in Counseling Psychology Lesley University, May 2009, B.A. in Psychology and Studio Art, University of Vermont, May 1985, 7 years of training in Body Centered Gestalt Therapy, EMDR levels 1 & 2 completed June 2008, Reiki levels 1 and 2, EFT level 1, Beginning and Advanced Apprenticeships in Herbology, Medicinal Aromatherapy Certification, Certified Angel Therapy Practitioner with Doreen Virtue, Two years of training in Healing Science with Barbara Brennan