LMSW, NYU, 2015
Pilgrimage and Study in Nepal: 2018
Silent, solitary retreat: 2010, 2011, 2012
Over 1000 of hours of comprehensive study and trainings in Buddhist and Yogic Philosophy
Certificate of Contemplative Study, Nalanda Institute, 2015
I value vulnerability, compassion and authenticity because I believe these human qualities motivate awareness and bring us closer to ourselves and to each other. One of the preliminary practices in Tibetan Buddhism encourages us to create a sacred space--a space that allows us to make contact with the darkest and lightest parts of ourselves without the judgment and criticism that is so prevalent in western culture. One of my primary goals is to create a safe space that encourages connection to the multi-faceted aspects of self. I believe this connection can facilitate an openness and awareness to self-liberation, healing, and ultimately to one’s own chosen path.
To me, integrative means expansive, open, and untethered to one particular methodology or modality. It recognizes the uniqueness of each individual’s journey while considering a particular shared wisdom that resides within all of us. It’s a dynamic approach that allows the therapeutic process to evolve based on an individual’s needs.
My approach is well suited for people who are curious about themselves and have a willingness to openly and honestly confront their deepest challenges. When people can authentically and vulnerably engage with themselves, their history, their relational patterns, and their trauma, it provides a tremendous opportunity for healing and growth. This type of exploration and self-study integrates the Buddhist wisdom that things aren’t inherently as they seem while considering and having compassion for the current being/beings at play.
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