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My Stress Management work is based on my belief that we are all naturally kind, loving, cooperative, intelligent and energetic, and that our pain and distress gets in the way of our acting out these truths. I believe that we have our own answers, and that skills can be learned that help us get through the distress to access these answers. I believe that every one of us would improve our lives by engaging in periodic personal guided exploration, throughout our lifespan; that it is an activity that speaks of mental wellness, not mental illness. My services are not intended to replace psychotherapy or medical care. (Pictured: my “Home Office”.)

Central to all my work is my study and practice of  Empathy, via the teachings of Nonviolent Communication (NVC/ Compassionate Communication). I offer training in NVC / CC; please see my page here on Compassionate Communication.

In addition to my graduate counseling work (Honors Masters degree in Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania, 1995), my independent studies include Transpersonal Psychology, the Enneagram, Re-evaluation Counseling, and the chakra-based Berkeley Psychic Institute methods. I may draw as well upon my extensive backgrounds in yoga, meditation, nutrition and movement. I am LGTBQIA+ and poly- comfy. Serving as a bridge for others between the traditional and the “alternative” has been a lifelong pleasure and privilege for me.

I offer Holistic Practical Support for
INDIVIDUALS – COUPLES – CARE GIVERS – CARE RECEIVERS – ELDERLY –  HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

You Can Get Help With Stressors Such As
AGING – ANGER – ANXIETY – DEPRESSION – GRIEF – RELATIONSHIPS – SELF-ESTEEM – SEXUALITY – WORK

A recent development in personal culture is the emergence of Life Coaching. The focus in Coaching is simply limited to the present and future, with the past left out of the discussion; I am happy to provide that. I feel that my depth of training can offer a rich and integrated vision in Coaching.

My goal is to help you see and understand yourself and your experience of life more healingly, to find more peace and happiness, and to offer educated and agenda-free feedback about what you bring in as your issues. I strive to model complete respect and self-responsibility, and of course, safety and confidentiality are totally assured.