As a licensed creative arts therapist and active performer in the arts, I work with the idea that we connect to our higher selves and with each other through
Creativity, Curiosity and Compassion.
These "3 c's" are what drives my practice ultimately in whatever modality I am working - whether it is with a traumatized or activated client and we are processing that trauma through EMDR, or with someone who is going through a tough time in work or a relationship.
Creativity is what helps us to re-frame situations and see things through a new perspective. Curiosity gives us the tools to dig deeper into underlying causes of current or past difficulties.
Compassion is what drives the therapeutic rapport in each session and allows clients the opportunity to examine their ability to move in new and healthy directions.
My practice is called Sound Well Center, which is sort of a play on words describing the phenomenon and process of a sound body and a sound mind. When we are well, we are in synch with the universal flow, feeling connected in all aspects of our lives.
Sound is a connector, a conduit for self-actualization and healing
As a licensed music therapist, sound therapist, and Reiki practitioner, I bring over 25 years experience as a professional musician, performer, and intuitive to each session which allows for a creative and improvisational approach to our work together.
I am certified in EMDR for trauma and symptoms of PTSD and have training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
The process of psychotherapy brings together self-inquiry and ultimately self-love.
In order for the heart and mind to heal, we must sometimes ask ourselves difficult questions and open ourselves up to vulnerability to gain the strength we need to live a life of happiness and wellbeing.
There is an Irish saying: "Contentment is wealth." To be content is to want for nothing - or to look at it from a Buddhist perspective, desire or craving is at the root of unhappiness.
Ancient Greek philosophers, modern-day thinkers, and many of our spiritual leaders for thousands of years have postulated the idea of happiness as our ultimate goal.
Although it may seem to some that "happiness" is perhaps a lofty ideal, it is the natural state that resides in all of us, and how we define happiness is, of course, up to the individual.
The thing about happiness is that it is an ephemeral being/feeling state and it is something that waxes and wanes. We can use mindfulness to acknowledge our feeling states and recognize these states as something we are feeling in the moment without defining who we are.
Through mindfulness, we can accept our patterns and make conscious decisions to create new pathways towards optimal health.
Sound Well Center offers holistic, somatic psychotherapy and wellness services including Creative Arts Therapies, Mindfulness, EMDR, and Deep Listening Sound Meditations for groups and individuals, providing relief from trauma and anxiety by recognizing our inherent healthy selves through body-mind awareness, creative inquiry, and artistic expression.