Mindfulness is a secular approach to psychotherapy based on paying moment-to-moment attention. In our fast paced, technologically oriented lives, we are often running on “automatic pilot,” our bodies in one place, our minds in another. Frequently, we are either thinking about the past or future. We are missing many moments of our lives because we are not fully present for them. In a mindfulness-based approach we learn to pay attention in the present moment so that we are experiencing our life more fully as it unfolds.  Using mindfulness, we are also better able to respond, rather than react, to people and events in our lives.

Participants learning mindfulness practices in a class setting can change the way they relate to depression and anxiety. In this 8-week program, participants learn new skills and concepts to help them stay out of the way of negative thoughts and learn to manage the unpleasant emotions that typically accompany both depression and anxiety. The program includes a day-long mindful retreat.

Fall 2018:

Falling Awake:  Mindfulness for Depression and Anxiety


If client has a faith or spiritual orientation, I simply note it as a resource and incorporate it into treatment as appropriate.  All faiths, including no faith, are welcome!


EMDR is an approach to therapy that helps people process and heal from troublesome issues or traumatic experiences.  EMDR asserts that the human brain has the capacity to resolve emotional disturbance in a manner similar to what occurs spontaneously during rapid eye movement (dreaming) sleep. With successful EMDR treatment, people still recall troublesome events but they no longer upset, disturb or negatively influence their current lives.  EMDR has been endorsed by The American Psychiatric Association and Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs.


EMDR Institute

We are all part of living systems: family, peer, social; school and work; local, regional, and global communities. We are affected in each of these systems by social identifiers such as gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, religion, work and ability-status.  This holistic perspective considers the interconnectedness of our well-being and functioning in relation to systems and social identifiers.


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