I have been a counselor and psychotherapist for 35 years. From 1980-84, I underwent Primal Therapy and trained as a therapist in Arthur Janov's Primal Institute in New York City. This therapy involves deep grief, anger work and emotional release, and training as a therapist requires further ongoing emotional exploration and release. For me it is a way of life, a lifelong practice of deepening awareness, emotional clearing and healing.
This training formed the foundation of my work which has evolved over the years as I gained experience and additional formal training. For many years I have specialized in treatment of trauma, addictions, depression, anger and grief work. I am a trained couples and family counselor, and work with all ages from children to advanced age.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina and Florida, a Registered Social Worker in UK, accredited Member of British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy, and an International Certified Gambling Counselor.
I have worked in the US and UK, providing psychotherapy in my private practices as well as in a University counseling center, psychiatric hospital, physician's office and in an holistic therapy center. My professional services include consultant and legal work, workshops and intensives in the US and Europe.
I have practiced Yoga for 45 years, and have been a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor since 1999. I created Healing Heart Yoga, a practice of gentle trauma-sensitive Yoga suitable for anyone. I am a Reiki practitioner, Certified Sound Healer, and a Nutritional Counselor, lifestyle coach and educator.