Archive for July, 2016

Brainspotting in Boulder

July 20th, 2016

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend an advanced training in Boulder with my two colleagues, Maria Gray, LMFT and Claudia Lewis, LMFT. Presented by the founder and developer of Brainspotting, Dr. David Grand, he was super passionate, exceptionally bright and of course an amazing Brainspotter. As a brain-body based therapy, Brainspotting has brought a whole new dimension to my practice and to my clients as it introduces a way to process unpleasant, disturbing and/or traumatic experiences stored in the body and the subcortical system. Many of my clients are now requesting Brainspotting sessions to complement their “talk therapy”, and I have been thoroughly enjoying this brand-new approach in addition to Somatic Experiencing which I had already been doing. For more information, please visit our website,


July 4th, 2016

I just returned from a 2-week vacation and realized once again how essential it is to take the time away from the routine. It’s impossible to get perspective on the nature of what I do day-to-day until I step away from it for a bit. And the routine can be emotionally rigorous at times–both personally and professionally.

I feel incredibly grateful that I enjoy my career more than ever, but I can also push myself at times to do more than what is always in my best interest. I continue to look for ways to re-charge more consistently as part of my routine, but I have found the 2-week break to really hit the spot. It nourishes me in ways that only a long-distance experience can provide, and I need to remember that I can only be at my best if I really focus on the intention of impeccable self-care.

Part of my ongoing intention when it comes to getting away has to do with immersing myself in the love and gratitude around me, and receiving love is a lifelong part of my recovery that gets second-fiddle sometimes. Giving myself the gift of emotional and spiritual nourishment provides the ingredients for fully being myself at work and at home–a crucial part of my life and career balance.