process of my work as a psychotherapist is to facilitate the remembering of
one's own voice. From the time we are born we are assailed by an entire chorus
of other's voices, expectations, directions, suggestions. It is a great challenge
to emerge with an intact sense of self even in the best of circumstances.
So in this work we learn to listen with greater care and awareness via dreams
and daily events until the extraneous and often times, hurtful voices are
identified, differentiated and confronted. Then we can begin to enjoy a fuller
range of motion within our psyches and the world.
began my work in private practice in 1986. The steps that led to this career
started in 1978 when I worked as a counselor to hospice patients in New Mexico.
I then completed a degree in Human Services with a specialty in developmental
disabilities and worked for ten years in residential, school and hospital
settings. My clinical supervision for my Ph.D. was as therapist to children
and families in the midst of divorce. All of those cases were court-ordered
due to allegations of abuse. Concurrently I was engaged in my own process
with a Jungian Analyst and it was there that I discovered a method of treatment
that better met my needs and interests in a deeper understanding of the value
of individuation. I received my Ph.D. in Jungian Psychology in 1996 and continue
to be grateful for the opportunity to participate in the ongoing process of