I facilitate healing by integrating mind, body, and spirit. Unlike more traditional styles of therapy, which focus solely on talk therapy, I find it essential to invite the body's wisdom into the conversation. By connecting the intuition contained in the physical body (at the emotional, energetic and cellular level) with the intelligence of the mind, I am able to guide you to a deep layer of release, awareness, and resilience.
I work from a holistic framework, blending Western psychology and neuroscience with Eastern practices (including Buddhist psychology, mindfulness and yogic philosophy). In addition to engaging in traditional "talk therapy," I work with clients to help them understand the wisdom of their body and how to use it as a resource in their life. This style of somatic therapy can elicit another layer of healing, going deep into the places where old stress or trauma resides. Utilizing my experience as a psychologist, yoga teacher and lifelong athlete, I also created YogaPsych®, a mind-body therapy modality for clients to “get out of the head” and use their body, breath and intuition as a tool for healing. At times, this means using any combination of the outdoor trails, the facilitation of assisted yoga postures, guided breathing, meditation and dialogue to help you find presence, clarity and inner tools for healing. My approach to therapy promotes restoration and vitality, and my style is both directive and compassionate.
Personal, professional and dating coaching focuses on helping you identify and reduce thoughts and behaviors that don’t serve you. This allows you to let go of stuck patterns and live from your most authentic place. We collaborate on a plan and create objectives to meet your goals. You'll be provided with psychological education, homework assignments, and accountability. In the case of dating coaching, we meet outside of the office in the field.
Workshops & Retreats
In addition to private sessions with individuals and couples, I lead workshops on topics ranging from "Yoga and Psychology for Emotional Eating,” "Yoga to Enhance Sensuality,” and “Yoga for Overachievers and Perfectionists.” Beyond workshops, I lead retreats domestically and internationally that can be tailored to your needs, including the option for a women’s only retreat, a couple’s getaway, or yoga combined with surfing or strength conditioning, among others.
What does it mean to be a Pleasure Expert?
It means I'm here to help you feel more presence, play and pleasure in all aspects of your life. This is actually your birthright, yet many people have conflicted feelings around giving and receiving pleasure in their life, work and relationships. They fear they will become too attached to pleasure if they allow it in their lives, or if they do seek pleasure they might not know how to have the necessary boundaries to create balance between work and play. I find many people simply don't know what they want. Perhaps they were never asked or never taught that pleasure is part of life balance and something they deserve. My role is to help you connect to your heart's longing and deepest desires.Through the facilitation of mind-body practices, I guide you on your path toward inner ease and vitality. This can manifest in many ways, whether it be helping you find more meaning and gratification from your work, feeling more sensual in your relationship with food, or reigniting the erotic spark with your partner.
Therapy session rates:
$210 = 60/65 minute INITIAL session
$180 = 60 minute Follow-Up session
$150 = 45 minute Follow-Up session
$210 = 75 minute Follow-Up session (these spots are limited; please check availability with me first)
$510 = Package of 3 x 60 minute Follow-Up sessions (discounted rate of $30 off)
$100 for a 60 minute Professional Consultation or Student Supervision
Private Yoga Sessions are on a sliding-fee scale, please contact me for details
These rates apply to individual and couples therapy
Dating Coaching $350 = PACKAGE INCLUDES:
60 minute initial consultation (in office)
Two 60-75 minute outings (in "the field," TBD based on your interests)
Written feedback with specific recommendations
Medical Insurance policy:
I am in-network for BCBS, For all others, I can provide you with an itemized receipt to submit to insurance to assist you in receiving benefits for an “out of network” provider. Many people are now successfully using their Health Savings Account (HSA) to cover session fees.
Cash, check and all major credit cards (including HSA) are accepted for payment. There is a 4% convenience fee applied to credit card transactions.
If you cannot make your appointment please call/email at least 48 hours in advance. If I have not received 24 hours notice of a reschedule or cancellation I charge you for the full cost of the session unless there was an agreed-upon emergency that prevented you from attending.
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Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information.