The work that I do is steeped in BodySoul Rhythms; an approach based on the collaborative work of Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton, and Ann Skinner.
I am a California licensed psychotherapist (MFT 33574), consultant, and educator in private practice.
My experience began as a child, singing and studying vocal music, later evolving into Theatre Arts.
Years of theatre arts training focused on acting, voice, and movement for the theatre. The theatrical emphasis on character study and development provided a natural bridge to psychology.
At the University of Hawaii, I began teaching courses in Human Development. In private practice there, I became acquainted with the infinite possibilities of world views in a multicultural context.
As an intern working with children, it became clear that there was a need to find a way to communicate, other than words.
This led me to the study of nonverbal therapies, Sandplay, to Jung, and eventually to dance and movement therapies.
After 28 years working with children, teens, men and women, and women’s groups, my work is a life’s synthesis and a happy return to my origins in song, movement, art, poetry, and the theatre.
Currently, Writing, Dream Analysis and Consultation compose the centerpiece in my professional mandala.
I participated in Marion Woodman Foundation’s BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program, and I wish to acknowledge the contributions of all my teachers in the development and content of StillDancing… Me Ke Aloha