I deeply desire to help people relate to their inner Source, nourish themselves, and value the threads connecting us in the larger matrix of life.
The focus of my work is to help people create more satisfying and loving relationships with the different parts of themselves and with each other. I believe that through the power of connection, we can heal anything. My experience is that creative energies emerge when we come together in a safe environment. When people feel deeply heard and seen, something wakes up inside and we can extend our hearts more fully into the world.
I am passionate about bringing people together, whether as couples, groups, in workshops and in community projects. I like to help people discover what they have in common, draw on their strengths and aliveness, welcome differences, and learn tools to resolve conflicts creatively and peacefully.
I have a BA in history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a MSW from Boston University, and over 30 years experience as a Social Worker and Psychotherapist in hospital and family service agencies, and in private practice since 1989.
I am a graduate of the two year Advanced Training Program in Family Therapy at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services in New York City, I am a Certified Imago Therapist. Additionally, I completed a year long training at the Couples Institute (Ellyn Bader, PhD).
A Registered Yoga and Meditation Instructor, I’ve had a strong interest in holistic health since the 1980s, and I’ve created Stress Management Programs for diverse groups: health care professionals, educators, women’s organizations, and parent groups. I’m on the Board of Directors of Women of Spirit in the Berkshires, formerly Women’s Interfaith Institute, and also on the Board of the Center for Peace Through Culture.