I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Certified Life Coach. I practice Contemplative Psychotherapy and my approach is rooted in a combination of Buddhist and Western psychology. I specialize in supporting the adult children of narcissistic parents to navigate the recovery process.
I’m interested in these adults because of my own personal experience growing up with narcissistic parents. I’ve been through the recovery process myself. While I don’t believe in 100% recovery from any kind of trauma, I am certain that life can be different! Today I experience more peace, contentment and joy than ever before, and it’s a sustainable, long-term kind of change.
My passion for psychology developed later in life. This is my second career, and every day I feel amazed that I get to do work that I love. Before entering this field, I had a successful career in management consulting and worked with Fortune 500 companies while living in New York City. This time of my life was filled with long hours, office politics, stress, anxiety, managing outcomes, fancy dinners, and finding ways to numb myself outside the office.
I now live in Broomfield, Colorado with my dog, Joey. Joey is a rescue from Turks & Caicos, an island near the Bahamas. I went to Turks & Caicos to visit a friend, volunteered to walk a puppy on the beach, and the next thing I knew Joey was on the flight home with me! I have a regular meditation practice and I enjoy the Colorado outdoors as much as I can. For fun I like exploring the micro-brewery scene with friends. I also spend a lot of time reading about psychology and I love it.
In addition to working with clients, I express my passion for mental health through volunteer work. I am a Crisis Counselor for Crisis Text Line, where I provide on-line support to texters who are experiencing crisis moments. I am also a Companion Volunteer at Judi’s House in Denver, Colorado. Judi’s House supports grieving children and their caregivers.
Awhile back, I got my bachelor’s degree in Economics from Barnard College at Columbia University. More recently, I completed a twelve-month coaching certification program from Heart Led Living, a Canadian company with a spiritual focus, and also a ten-month training program at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Caregiving. I’m currently working towards my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.