"In these strange and troubling times, therapy is a path to inner peace."
My journey to becoming a therapist began in the 1970's. I was building custom homes while living on a small island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. I attended a 5 day personal growth workshop called "Come Alive" and it changed my life. Realizing I had a strong desire to better understand myself, I began to meditate and started going to therapy. It was a year of self-discovery that led me to moving back to the U.S. and starting graduate school.
I received my Masters in Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle, Washington, in 1987. I taught for the graduate program and practised as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Men's Group Facilitator from 1987 to 2004. From 1987 to 1994 I was a student of The Diamond Approach in the Ridhwan School following the teachings of A.H. Almaas. In 1999 I completed a 4 year course of study on the Human Energy Field. This has been particularly helpful when working with trauma issues. I continue to do some hands on healing work with clients when requested, and if it seems appropriate.
I have continued my work as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist through 3 geographical moves: British Columbia, Canada, 2004-2008, Tucson, Arizona, 2008-2018 and Wicklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, 2018-present.
Throughout all these moves, working with diverse populations, I've remained committed to helping my clients find joy and connection in their communities, in their relationships and within themselves.
In 2020, with the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, we're facing new and unchartered territory, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Many of my clients are re-thinking their entire lives. This time is altering their views on what is really important in life. The recent events in the world have led me to listen ever more deeply to what people are wanting in their lives. Most basic issues remain the same, but more intensified. In these strange and troubling times, therapy is a path to inner peace.
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Suggested Reading List
Angeles Arrien, The Four Fold Way
Barbara Brennan, Hands of Light
Barbara Brennan, Light Emerging
Pema Chodron, The Wisdom of no Escape
Any books by Jean Houston
Joseph Jaworski, Synchronicity
Barbara Marx Hubbard, Birth 2012 and Beyond
Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart
Bruce Lipton, The Biology of Belief
Lynne Mc Taggart, The Bond, Connecting through the space between us
Parker Palmer, Healing the Heart of Democracy, The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit
Senge, Scharmer, Jaworski, and Flowers, Presence, An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society
Jean Shinoda Bolen, The Millionth Circle and any other books by her.
Michael Singer, The Untethered Soul
Sobonfu Somé, The Spirit of Intimacy
David Whyte, Crossing the Unknown Sea