I have worked for some 25 years giving counseling and support in a variety of settings. I enjoy being able to combine my spiritual background and my strong sense of personal integrity and professionalism to my work in helping others. I have considerable experience helping people who are experiencing depression, trauma, anxiety, relationship conflict, and confusion about their identity and general direction in life. Past clients have often remarked they find me to be friendly, caring, and easy to talk to. I have an undergraduate degree in urban studies from San Francisco State University where I focused on community development work and urban social and legal issues as a law student but eventually felt more drawn to the healing arts, psychological and spiritual sciences
As a therapist focus on helping people find their own answers and gently guiding them to contact their own inner selves , to tap their own wisdom so a healing and growth process is created. And as a wholistic therapist I always try to bring in the all aspects of the self, body, mind and spirit, into my interactions with clients so a solidly wholistic healing occurs.
I have a Masters in Counseling Education from the University of Akron and am licensed in the state of Ohio as an independent-licensed professional clinical counselor. I did post graduate professional skills training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland where I specialized in individual and couple's therapy. I have worked as a counselor in a number of diverse settings ranging from an inner city juvenile detention center to an inner city outpatient clinic to working with special needs population. I have always cherished the chance to work one-on-one with individuals and couples and to see a growth process happen if they can allow it.
I am very identified with my own spiritual and healing journey the past 30 years working with many disciplines and I bring the insight of my own spiritual journey and extensive self healing and spiritual growth to my work as a psychotherapist.
I am qualified to use several modalities to supplment my counseling in helping people achieve their goals of healing and solid growth such hypnotherapy and energetic body work, if there is interest on the part of the client. I teach workshop training programs in various training programs in various forms of energy healing around the country as well.