Communication is Truth & Happiness

"Communication is truth; communication is happiness. To share is our duty; to go down boldly and bring to light those hidden thoughts which are the most diseased; to conceal nothing; to pretend nothing; if we are ignorant to say so; if we love our friends to let them know it." ― Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader

Combining Mutuality, Empathy & Attunement

"When you combine these, a very powerful dynamic results, which we experience as a mutual impact, a mutual influence. As I communicate or express myself to my friend, this does something to her. The communication doesn’t just give her information, it affects her consciousness, it changes her state. And seeing how my communication affects her affects me." ― AH Almaas

Art is a Form of Communication

"Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language."
― Walt Disney


“Words, so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them."
— Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble."
— Yehuda Berg

A True Relationship
Helps Us Discover Reality

"Being personal, being open, and making direct and immediate contact, as well as the importance of feeling connected and having sensitivity for ourselves and for each other. Being sensitive means having a delicate awareness, a very attuned awareness. Relational sensitivity includes empathy, being able to sense where the other person is coming from, what is happening with him or with her. We don’t just express ourselves, we express ourselves to that particular person at that particular time." — AH Almaas

Personal Statement

The human voyage is an exciting one, one of growth and challenges, joy and sorrow, connection and solitude. No wonder we need support at times! And because we are formed in relationship, we continue to thrive in relationship. In times of stress or suffering, it is the support of a loving other who listens with empathy, without judgment, and who remains with us that leads to our relief and healing.
     Like a flower, we all grow intuitively toward the light. We all want to be whole, joyous, peaceful. The human spirit wants to simply BE, in its authentic and natural state. There are many approaches to healing the wounds, the pain, the breaks and the challenges to our wholeness. Whether we are looking to make small adjustments, to tweak an already-happy life, or to address deeper, earlier or more painful issues that have kept us stuck, we need to know with profound conviction that we can achieve our goals of integration, betterment, growth and healing.
     I have been working with people in therapy for almost 30 years. Throughout this time, I have explored new approaches as they arose, integrating their skills and wisdom, and building on my basic approach of working with the therapy relationship. I know that there lies within each of us an innate disposition for healing, for the attainment of peace, clarity, authenticity and serenity. I believe we attain these states most easily within a relationship of attuned responsiveness, that is, in working with someone who listens in the right way, who responds with empathy and with caring.
     I bring the learning and skills and many modalities to my work with others. Together we discuss our goals and our work. And so the adventure begins!