Eastern philosophy meets Western psychology. I studied Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University because it fit my personal philosopy about the human condition. As unique individuals, we sometimes lose sight of the fact that at the core of our being, we are good. This method of therapy gently creates awareness of where we got off track and, through the use of mindfulness, guides us back to our basic nature.I utilize Contemplative Psychotherapy as a way to bring awareness and compassion to your situation and alleviate unnecessary suffering.

“Contemplative psychotherapy blendsWestern psychotherapy with Buddhist awareness practices. From this perspective, our ability to be present with whatever arises in the moment is the foundation for meaningful psychotherapy. Our actual experience is the doorway to self-acceptance and authentic change.”“Traditional psychotherapy tends to pathologize people’s pain, and generally focuses on changing or fixing undesirable symptoms. From the contemplative point of view, our basic nature is intrinsically healthy but our awareness of this health is often obscured. Contemplative psychotherapy is a process of uncovering this fully awake and aware state. We become liberated from unnecessary suffering through experiencing ourselves in the moment, exactly as we are.”

From Contemplative Psychotherapy.net

“Pain in life is inevitable but suffering is not. Pain is what the world does to you, suffering is what you do to yourself. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.”
– The Buddha

“Man is a stream whose source is hidden. Our being is descending into us from we know not whence.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.”
– Lucille Ball