I have over ten years of experience practicing psychotherapy from a Buddhist, harm reduction perspective. With a Masters degree from the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Program at JFK University, intensive training at the Center for Harm Reduction in Oakland, ongoing consultation with a Buddhist and Nondual psychology group, and affiliation with the Stan and Christina Grof Foundation, my education and experience help me approach counseling with great respect for your subjective experience and your unique relationship to your inner guidance system.
How I work with clients
We can become bogged down in certain issues, caught by them. And we can also learn to hold them more lightly. By attuning to the present moment, we begin to see the small places where a shift can occur. Often, this requires turning our lens inward. We can inspect our tendency to want, or to avoid. We begin to ask how it is that we know ourselves to be, and how this being is in relationship with existence itself.
We can be more fully present to the unfolding moment, though it is also a work in progress, so we allow ourselves to go through trials and errors.
This is especially true when life experiences are especially intense, which can happen when going through major changes or encountering mind-altering or mood-altering substances, visionary experiences, explorations of consciousness through meditation, hypnosis, dreams, active imagination, art and movement, or other intense experiences.