Background and Philosophy

I am a heart-centered healer. All of my work emanates from my essence as a loving person. I believe healing happens in relationship. In an atmosphere of respect, acceptance, integrity and compassion the wounded parts of the self emerge and transform back to wholeness.

I presently help individuals and couples of diverse race, religion, and ethnicity with: difficulties related to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, and shame; relationship issues including poor communication, recovery from affairs, and the need for enhanced intimacy; traumas including sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and war trauma; sexual problems including low desire, inhibition, and impotence; and spiritual explorations including the search for meaning and purpose, and the development of practices and faith.

I have also worked with a variety of specific populations including: runaway teens and their families; Hispanic and African American college women; obese individuals and groups; gay and lesbian individuals and couples; terminally ill patients and their families; psychiatric in-patient children; and multiple personalities.

My path has led me from working in an Alabama prison as a VISTA volunteer after college, to pursuing traditional credentials as a licensed Psychologist,

  • to the in-depth study of couples through Imago Relationship Therapy,
  • to the integration of psychology and spirituality in Psychosynthesis,
  • to the study of energy and non-traditional healing methods through Reiki and Thought Field Therapy,
  • to spiritual healing with the training programs of A Society of Souls.

I offer you the insights, experience, and wisdom this journey has brought me.

~ My office is located in Wynnewood, on the Main Line near Bala Cynwyd and Ardmore,
close to City Avenue and Lankanau Hospital, just west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.~


Integrated Kabbalistic Healer, A Society of Souls, 2003
Thought Field Therapy Clinical Trainer, 1998-On-going
Imago Relationship Therapy, Advanced Clinician, 1997
Imago Relationship Therapy, Certified Clinical Therapist, 1994
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1987
Licensure in Psychology, 1985

  Special Training:

Integrated Kabbalistic Healing, A Society of Souls, 2000-2004
Reiki I and II, 1999
Imago Singles Clinical Training, 1997
Psychosynthesis Spiritual Psychology, 1994-1997
Thought Field Therapy, Diagnostic Level, 1995
Thought Field Therapy, Trauma Treatment, 1994
Structural Family Therapy, Staff Development, 1984-1985

  Workshops Recently Attended:

How Can I Forgive You? 2004
Women and Sexual Desire, 2004
Impersonal Movement I, A Society of Souls, 2003-2004
Work of Return, A Society of Souls, 2003
Fear, Anxiety and Panic, 2003
Sex and the Erotic, 2002
Sacred Space and the Journey Within, 2001
Working with Lesbian, Gay, and Transgendered Clients, 2001
After the Affair, 2000
Scientifically-Based Marital Therapy, 1999
Ethical Issues, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005

I welcome you to contact me by phone or e-mail if you would like additional information or to make an appointment.

Phone:   610-642-8248