I am a licensed psychologist in Utah with 24 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and groups in multiple psychiatric centers, counseling centers, community clinics, and private practice. This breadth of experience has taught me about the spectrum of ways people suffer from mental distress. It has also instilled a fundamental trust in the human capacity to face and creatively move beyond that suffering.
I work from an integral view of psychotherapy, holding three basic tenets: 1) the mind, body, emotions, and spirit are inextricably connected; 2) the source of healing lies inside each of us; and 3) all of life moves towards creative evolution. I use Ken Wilber's Integral Theory as a meta-frame for my work.
As a seasoned psychologist, I am well versed in many therapeutic approaches and will tailor my approach to meet your needs. I am particularly interested in somatic approaches to psychotherapy to deepen one's connection to self, to facilitate living from a place of wholeness and authenticity. I've completed Level I & II training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a specialized treatment for trauma and developmental/attachment wounding developed by Pat Ogden. I've been certified in Judith Blackstone's Realization Process for embodiment and spiritual psychotherapy. I often utilize an internal parts model to understand the self.
I work with clients who present with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, relational problems, life transitions, attachment traumas and wounds, existential and spiritual issues. I do not specialize in severe dissociation or severe addictions.
In addition to my formal education, my work is informed by extensive personal study in nondual spiritual traditions that focus on the union of spirit and matter (e.g., Integral Spirituality, Realization Process, Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism) and body-based movement schools that enhance somatic awareness (e.g., 5rhythms dance, Feldenkrais movement, Iyengar Yoga). I have an interest in uniting conventional psychotherapy approaches and contemplative practices into a coherent whole.
I am honored to be a spiritual teacher in the nondual mystery school known as Trillium Awakening. This path helps individuals awaken to their divinely human nature, relaxing into the paradox of our identity as both finitely human and infinitely divine. This path also focuses on conscious mutual relationships in which self and other are recognized as unique expressions of Consciousness.
I am an avid explorer of the inner and outer dimensions of life and engage practices such as 5rhythms dance, yoga, rock climbing, meditation, photography, and intentional creativity as taught by Shiloh Sophia McCloud.
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We must follow a mysterious trail of breadcrumbs prompting us to take greater and greater leaps into the unknown, to build our trust in that which is parenting us.