I am committed to supporting people in the practice of learning new ways to experience themselves, their relationships, and their sense of meaning and purpose in the world.
As is the case with many of my peers, I was eventually drawn to a healing profession after navigating the impact of my own wounds. I faced the loss of a parent at the end of my first decade of life, which left me with a profound sense of alienation from other people. A decade later I was shook from the torpor of personal grief when I witnessed a major act of political violence, and the resulting jingoism in its aftermath. It became clear to me that there could be no institutional solutions to our problems without the cultivation of internal clarity. For me, this meant another decade interrogating the depths of my own sorrow, anger, and deep confusion at the ways in which we continue to inflict pain on one another when the simple act of living entails more than enough suffering.
Through kindness and discipline I have arrived at some answers to my own questions, and in the process developed a skill and a passion for helping people to discover new ways of approaching familiar, age-old, challenges. In addition to my training as a Psychotherapist and as a Feldenkrais Practitioner, I earned my MFA in painting, and I am a student and teacher of the Japanese art of Aikido.
As a critical thinker I am deeply engaged in the practice of untangling and expanding our culturally acquired conceptions of the human mind. I am motivated by a belief that we are at least infinitely capable of continuing to harness the embodied and relational potential of consciousness independent of modality or context. My objective is to continue helping others to achieve finer distinctions in their perception of experience, and to nourish our inherent capacity to act and interact with vitality and potency in all domains of life.