The work I do falls under many names and headings. Some clients think of me as an expressive arts therapist. Others call me an intuitive counselor, spiritual teacher, wise woman or meditation guide. Still others think of me as an energy healer or shaman. I share this to give you a very general feel for the kind of services I offer. But what I do never wants to stay within one modality or label. And whatever techniques I may use in a given moment are always in service of my primary tools: awareness, feeling and love.
I grew up in a household where energy, meditation and spirituality were respected and practiced regularly. One of my earliest memories is of being taken to see a Native American shaman. By age 5, I was drawing, writing poems and dancing to intentionally express my feelings and shift my mood. Spirituality and expression have always been part of who I am, so it was natural that I would eventually train in many forms of energy and spiritual healing. I also earned two masters degrees that combined arts and energy for personal growth and awareness: a Master of Fine Arts in Dance and a Master's equivalent in Expressive Arts Therapy. Both curriculums were tailored to emphasize the body as a means to contact and express vast inner knowledge. And both degrees provided me with a profound understanding of energy, how to move it, and how to feel and express a larger field of intelligence.
Today, my inspirational cartoons, private practice, and workshops focus on the conscious use of love, awareness, energy and imagination to create more inner freedom and joy. I’ve published two coloring books to help folks remember how wonderful they (you!) are, and that all really is well in the universe. I live and practice in San Diego, surrounded by beauty and an extraordinary group of friends!