Investments for Lasting Change
The name. Body Mind Metaphor believes in an old language beneath your usual conversations you have to describe your experiences. Through an invisible pen, together we look at those artistic lines, poetic symbols, and imaginational patterns in your story to discover your personal truth, which will hopefully supply a lasting, deep, integrated self.
it is better to endure the torture of uncertainty than to believe a lie.
As you glance at the pages of this site, I want to give you a few tips on how to understand my work.
I see my work as psychotherapist on three levels. I call this the high-low gauge. First, I see personal and relational exploration as an investment. The notion that counseling is to 'fix what is broken' is old. Not to say that it doesn't have a place, but only that it has a smaller place in the spectrum of things. As preventative medicine increases in our cultural conscience, more and more people are seeking to nurture and improve what is sacred to their existing journey.
Second, psychotherapy as I see it is also to manage existing conditions. This is very important. All too often people only seek to put out an existing fire. When they "feel better," their conditions such as anxiety or depression receive little to no attention. Like having a care mechanic or physician, therapy helps monitor and manage these conditions without any surprises.
And third, I see psychotherapy as playing an important role during personal or communal crisis. When something drastic occurs in or around us, existing conditions inflame. And even without such conditions, lots of reactions--fear, isolation, etc.--and triggers take place, enough to shift individual and collective psyche.
As you turn the pages, keep in mind that my style of psychotherapy is to invest, manage, and address crisis situations when they hit so that you can achieve your personal, relational and career goals.
2011 - Master of Arts Degree in Counseling
1995 - Master's Degree in Theology and Counseling
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Kundalini Yoga Instructor
15 years in hospice
9 years as licensed counselor
Veteran US Navy
Jung Society of Atlanta
Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Emotion Response Prevention Therapy
Mindfulness & Meditation