Counseling & Stress Reduction

There are lots of ups and downs in life… twists…and turns. Some people choose to navigate difficulties alone. However, you are likely reading this because you are tired of doing it all by yourself. You’re thinking about a little help and support. Reaching for help is a wise thing. It is a sign of health.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years experience as a Specialty Clinician and a former faculty member of the UMASS STRESS REDUCTION CLINIC that was featured on Bill Moyers Healing and the Mind. I got my start working with Children at a crises shelter, Casa De los Ninos, and in the trenches at The Arizona Children’s Home. Moved by the profound transformations I witnessed, I attended graduate school while working at Wellspring, a long-term therapeutic community in Bethlehem Connecticut with its founder Richard Beauvais. Upon graduation, I worked for the renowned UMASS STRESS REDUCTION CLINIC with Jon Kabat-Zinn teaching meditation and stress reduction in the hospital as well as in prisons.  I then went on to work for the Connection treating a specialty population and then exclusively in private practice for the last 25 years.

I founded SuperKids Academy as a resource for children and families where, along with my daughters, we conducts classes and groups using martial arts, stress reduction, yoga, and art therapy to help children develop and be the best that they can be.

In all my endeavors, I utilize mindfulness-based stress reduction and solutions oriented therapy to help heal through difficult emotional and medical issues, challenging adult relationship and intimacy issues, and internet and pornography addiction. I have been hired many times as an expert in the Court on such matters and I am grateful to be trusted by Judges and Prosecutors to provide important evaluations and treatment that help clients and families and the community.

I am particularly interested in helping people with chronic medical problems such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, OCD, heart disease, cancer, hypertension, A1C issues, diabetes, chronic pain, trauma, PTSD, and other medical issues.

I utilize Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Yoga, Diet, Journaling, Cognitive Behavioral Trauma Informed Therapy, DBT, Neuro Linguistic Programming, art, in private individual sessions as well as group sessions.

Enter your email below for updates, and videos and other helpful information for improving your health and wellbeing. Currently accepting clients only for telehealth appointments. My fee for service is $150 per session payable in advance via Square. Your confidentiality is of utmost importance. I do not write notes or diagnos for insurance companies, consequently, insurances are not accepted. Text me at eight six zero, eight eight eight,  three, five, one, five, when you are ready to get started.

A good place to start is to buy my stress reduction courses which will guide you along with daily support to help you build skills and reduce your stress. When I was at the UMASS Stress Reduction Clinic we observed that this excat 8 week program substantially reduced the need for psychiatric consultations as well as reduced emergency room visits and the need for pain medications. This is well founded in the published research. I have two 8 week programs for you to try: 1. Journey Through Suffering, an 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Guidebook, and 2. Letting the Light In, which i made a short film for you to be able to hear and follow along. It is narrated by the soothing voice of award winning actress and filmmaker Jodie Markell. Please click the links and get started with these helpful programs right away.