I practice Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy, offering a space to explore how conflicts between faith and practice can hinder psychological growth and healing. This exploration often tends toward the impact psychological distress/symptoms can have on how we choose to live by and practice the core values of our faith. I draw from a wide scope of clinical experience (e.g., Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization, Community Based Acute Treatment/Residential, Outpatient Community Mental Health, Outpatient Pastoral Counseling, Nursing Home and Assisted Living settings), and offer an interdisciplinary perspective (e.g., comparative mythology/theology, existential philosophy, etymology, biology and physiology, sociology and cultural anthropology, theoretical metaphysics, history). I find inspiration in Humanistic and Transpersonal theories, particularly the work of Stanislav Grof, MD, PhD. I also integrate various Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioral ideas, providing an eclectic theoretical schema malleable to each individual. In using this schema, I endeavor to entrust and empower my clients/patients to actualize the healing potential of the creative principle already within themselves.
I believe good psychotherapy resembles the trustworthy and authentic familiarity of friendship. I offer genuine curiosity and compassionate insight as well as the courage and endurance to accompany you into the mysterious complexities of being human. Drawing from a wide scope of clinical experience and theoretical interests, I practice Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy whereby I offer a space to explore how conflicts between faith and practice can hinder psychological growth and healing, and am interested in working with people of all ages and faiths. By this approach, I seek to explore the roots as well as the tendrils of surface-level concerns and experiences, finding inspiration in Humanistic and Transpersonal theories, particularly the work of Stanislav Grof, MD, PhD. I have a clinical focus in the treatment of trauma, major life adjustments, phase of life transitions and identity crises, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, psychospiritual experiences and crises, existential concerns and Life Review, as well as integrating altered, non-ordinary states of consciousness. In addition to maintaining my clinical practice, I am also apprenticing in Holotropic Breathwork with Lenny Gibson, PhD, and Elizabeth Gibson, MS, in Pawlet, VT.