I am a licensed massage therapist and social worker, and an Upledger Institute Certified CranioSacral Therapist. I believe “alternative” approaches contribute to physical and mental health and well-being in their own right. They can also support traditional western medicine.
As a mental health therapist and social worker I was drawn to the body, which I believe holds unresolved emotional issues and physical restrictions. Recognizing the interaction of the mind and body, I attended the Swedish Institute, where I was introduced to CranioSacral Therapy and subsequently made it a core part of my practice. For the past fifteen years, I have continued to study, practice, and help teach CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional release extensively. Along the way I have developed an integrated, mind-body-spirit-energy approach to wellness.
As a CranioSacral therapist and social worker, I care deeply about the well-being of every patient. Typically, patients describe me as trustworthy, non-judgmental, accepting, supportive, compassionate, and unconditionally present during CranioSacral therapy sessions.
I am a graduate of the Swedish Institute, and have earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Rutgers University. I am a Certified Teaching Assistant for classes held by the Upledger Institute, including CranioSacral Therapy I and II, and SomatoEmotional Release I and II.
In addition to CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, and therapeutic dialogue/imagery studies, I have earned credits for many classes in Optimal Future Self, visceral manipulation, shiatsu/acupressure, myofascial release, and medical massage. I integrate these treatments depending on the needs of each patient. I am a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the International Association of Healthcare Professionals.
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