Seen through the lens of spiritual psychology, all problems, internal or external, are the result of the unloving thoughts we hold in mind, often unconsciously.
Healing, therefore, comes not from fixing anything "out there," but from removing unloving thoughts "in here." This can best be done in partnership with Spirit—our part is to acknowledge and face our pain and then allow the Divine to remove the unloving thoughts that caused it.
My work as a therapist is to create a space in which this healing can happen. As I connect with my clients, anchored in my own Essence and attuned to Spirit, the client and I open to the field of unconditional love in which we can turn toward the pain and open to the Divine. As clients process and express within this field, unloving beliefs are released and problems dissolve.
The result is that clients begin to experience and express who they really are—both as infinite Oneness and as a unique individual soul. They live a life in which they thrive; filled with purpose and meaning and an unencumbered flow of love and joy. While they live more fully in the world, they are no longer so caught up in it.
My approach to healing is influenced by my own personal journey. I have studied a variety of spiritual paths and approaches but have been chiefly a student of A Course in Miracles and Buddhism since the 1990's. I have found that both a relational and non-dual spiritual perspective are helpful. My interest is in assisting people in finding their own unique spiritual path in life. There are many approaches and perspectives and it is important to explore and learn from those who have gone before us. However, I have found that at a certain point it becomes crucial to begin following the inner teacher and allow Spirit to lead us more directly and intimately.
I hold a second-degree black belt in Aikido, a non-violent martial art, which teaches how to find one’s own “center”, to extend “ki” (life force), and to blend one’s energy with opposing forces and redirect them in non-harmful ways. I have found the practice of Aikido informative in my therapy work and also helpful in applying spiritual principles in daily life.
I have an undergraduate degree in psychology, a graduate degree in international management, and a master's degree in counseling from a transpersonal psychology program. I have worked as a primary and group therapist at a residential trauma treatment center and served as the Clinical Manager of an Intensive Outpatient Program. I am also an approved affiliate and certified facilitator of Inner Bonding®.
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