Since you’re looking for a therapist and/or spiritual mentor, you’re probably tired of your current level of suffering. Entertainment, diversions, substances, processes, and relationships don’t stop you from suffering. Neither do self-help books, one-day seminars, or promises of instant ‘cure-alls.’
For real help, there needs to be an axe laid to the root of what causes you suffering. These are false beliefs, and ideas about: yourself, others, what you can expect from our culture, and the future. You’re taught to believe that you have a permanent identity (called the ego), and that if you pursue its desires and avoid its aversions, you’ll be happy. How has that worked for you so far?
In my Transpersonal Psychology practice, I work to lay bare the roots of the ego, and to show you there is a different way to live. You can live a mindful, present-oriented life, where unnecessary suffering is gradually banished. This includes any suffering due to depression, anxiety, and past painful experiences (sometimes called “traumas”).
In our work together, I’ll introduce you to spiritual and psychological interventions that will help move you towards freedom: mindfulness practice, meditation practice, thought-busting (challenging thoughts that appear true but, are lies), making unconscious ‘programs’ within you conscious, and examining the patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior that produce so much suffering. We’ll also talk about the current culture, its many contributions to the suffering in your life, and how to begin to create meaningful culture in your community.
Your own commitment to self-examination requires weekly or bi-weekly therapy meetings, or monthly spiritual mentoring sessions, and significant practice or ‘home-work’ which you do between sessions. Change doesn’t occur without effort but, effort pays off to decrease suffering more than you can imagine.
My goal is to become obsolete in your life: you don’t need to be coming to a therapist and/or spiritual mentor permanently, nor should you. I’m here to teach you how to understand yourself, ‘be your own boss,’ ‘wake up,’ and eventually live without therapy or spiritual guidance. Many of my clients find that therapy doesn’t need to last a long time: they deal with their issues, learn about their emotional and spiritual lives, learn to manage them, and move on. As a result, I often have openings in my practice: I don’t keep clients in treatment for longer than they need it. I actively encourage people to decrease treatment frequency and learn to ‘fly on their own.’
Come in for an introductory consult. I’m currently accepting private pay and Aetna and Blue Cross/Blue Shield clients as of January 1st 2019. I also have room for people in some groups and at retreats. More information can be found in the tabs at the top of this page: Groups, Retreats, Fees, etc.