I have evolved through work as a nurse, then a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/psychotherapist, into a very human being, wise to the experiences in our families, culture, & context that shape us & cause anxiety & trauma. I will help you to be awake and aware, connected on the inside to your self, and on the outside to others. We will discover what nurtures, enlightens, and sustains you, so you can solve problems, and see possibilities. Empowered, your truth will guide you to make conscious choices in keeping with your values, . You will grow in responsibility for finding meaning, joy, and love.I work from the point of identified conflict, stress, or pain, originating from self, family, various communities, organizations, or institutions. Goals: healing from trauma, loss, unhealthy defenses and addictive patterns through understanding & enhancing coping skills, so difficulties don’t defeat. I do psycho-education re psychiatric disorders, medications, boundaries.I trained as an ARISE Interventionist–engaging resilience in addict & family members for treatment success–recovery for all. I have an evolving spirituality which honors all religions, and values moral, humanitarian principles common to all of them. I have taught and used meditation practice for stress management and maintaining balance.