I grew up in rural central Pennsylvania where my life focused around family, nature, and our small community. As a child, my health was poor and on the recommendation of our family doctor, my parents moved further into the country because it was believed that “fresh air” could improve my medical conditions. Naturally, I became interested at a young age in exploring the dynamics around health, family, illness, and wellness. Today, I’m grateful for those experiences and find strength in natural settings.
The trauma of a difficult birth and medical complications throughout my life influenced me to become involved with family therapy. My rural upbringing directed me towards more natural, holistic approaches to family therapy, and my beliefs toward the family system.
I was also influenced by Stanislav Grof’s theory of the parental in the field of Transpersonal Psychology—so much so that I’m now a certified practitioner of holotropic breathwork. As you can see, my life and career has been dedicated to exploring the invisible links that tie the emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental health of an individual to the healing process. I hope that you’ll find healing in your own life and that perhaps you will take the time to share your experiences with me.
I’m a long time resident of Williamsburg, Virginia. I share my life with dog Maudie and cat George. I sing in the choir at the Williamsburg Community Chapel and love to read novels and travel.
Please see my Curriculum Vitae for more information.