I practice body-centered psychotherapy. My background
is a Masters degree in Expressive Therapies, primarily Dance/Movement
Psychotherapy. This does not mean that we will necessarily dance.
It does mean that I have the experience that the body is the container
of all our positive and negative experiences. It is our expert witness
when we do our work.
I offer these expressive approaches, as well as a form of somatic
listening that involves sensory focusing, active imagination, and
allowing the wisdom of the body to be experienced through the kinesthetic
I work with adults who have a variety of personal issues. Depression,
anxiety, trauma, body image, and identity are some of the questions
and needs that people come to me to with. I have a spiritual orientation.
This means that I see you as more than your problems. My commitment
to you is to be as fully present as I can be and this calls for the
kind of clarity that includes body,heart, mind, and soul.
I am available to do dance/movement therapy and authentic movement
groups, as well.
My sessions are 50- 90 minutes. Longer sessions may be needed to respond to the type of work we are doing or to the need of the client. Occasionally, longer sessions
are needed to respond to the need of a particular client. I usually
see clients one time a week. Again, this varies according to need.
I ask for payment at
time of service. Although I do not directly bill insurance companies,
many of my clients successfully send my bill to their insurance companies
for reimbursement. I ask for the kindness of a 24 hour cancellation.
I will charge the usual fee if this is not honored.
Please call me as you search for the correct person to share this
very personal work with.
I encourage people to interview a few therapists
in order to get a sense of what your choices are, and who may
feel the most comfortable for you to work with.
My office is at 53 Westchester Rd., Newtonville, MA 02458.