I obtained my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Transpersonal Psychology in 1999 from John F. Kennedy University's Graduate School for Holistic Studies in the Bay Area of California. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor in the state of Texas, license # 63455.
As an avid life-long learner, I continue seeking education and training focused on my evolving array of interests. For the last 5 years I've been particularly focused on the intersection of attachment dynamics, neurobiology, polyvagal theory, trauma work, embodiment, meditation and spiritual practice, as well as emergent forms of relating, social and organizational development, and leadership.
Although originally raised in a conservative, evangelical version of Christianity, I've studied, participated and trained in a variety of relational, meditation and embodiment practices and communities since a series of spiritual openings I experienced in 1992 including: Circling, Ecstatic Dance, Tantra and Non Dual philosophies, Vipassana meditation, Kundalini Yoga, Shamanism, Nature Based Soul Encounter, Taoism, and Plant Spirit Medicine.
Although I currently focus on working with adults only, the clients I've worked with have ranged in age from 4 to the late 70's, come from a wide variety of backgrounds, ethnicities and belief systems, and their presenting concerns have included:
grief, trauma and major life transitions
relational conflicts, couples communication and parenting
personal and spiritual growth
psychedelic integration and addictions
consensual non-monogamy and LGBTQ concerns
community and organizational leadership
intercultural conflict and relationships
life purpose, path, career
depression and anxiety
chronic and terminal illness and care giving concerns
Prior to spending the last 9 years in full time private practice, I worked for 10 years in a variety of settings while building my practice including: The University of Texas at Austin's Counseling and Mental Health Center; Resources for Living / Aetna Employee Assistance Program; The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas; a holistic community based counseling center in Oakland, a program combining school and residences for "severely emotionally disturbed" children and adolescents in the East Bay of California and a crisis shelter for tweens and an independent living program for adolescent women in Prince George's county Maryland.
My full fee, for those who are able to afford it, is $300.00 per 55-minute session. I offer a sliding scale ranging from $100-$300 per session for those clients for whom my regular fee would be financially unrealistic.
Clients who are able to pay my full fee, or closer to it, support me in being able to offer services to others at a reduced rate where there is greater financial need. Clients are able to self select their fee anywhere on the scale based on purposeful consideration of their income, assets and support, the value they place on the transformation they are seeking to undertake, the frequency of support and contact they believe would best suit their process, and continued fidelity to their existing commitments and responsibilities.
FORMS OF PAYMENT:
I provide invoices, payment requests, and receipts through an online payments system. Payments are due at the time of service or prior to the session unless we've made other arrangements in writing.
Transformational Coaching services are not designed to treat a medical condition, and therefore are not eligible to be covered by insurance.
For Psychotherapy clients: I am not in Network for any Health Insurance plan.
If you would like to seek reimbursement through Out-of-Network benefits I can provide you with an appropriately coded invoice that you can submit to your insurance.
Please check with your insurance plan if you need an explanation of your current benefits (such as co-pay or co-insurance rates, deductibles, benefits, Out of Network benefits, number of sessions allowed) as plan benefits vary widely within a given insurance company's offerings.