My most useful wisdom, when sitting with clients, comes from my many teachers and the people I’ve witnessed and guided over the years as well as my diverse life experience and background (not, in fact, from my academic training). While I have been a psychotherapist since 1992, I have also spent considerable time in the worlds of business, entrepreneurship, high-technology, non-profit and political activism.

I am not interested in conformity and my life reflects this. After flunking out of the 4th grade, getting kicked out of prep school and never graduating from high school, I received my BA, Cum Laude, in 1987 from Simon’s Rock of Bard College and my MSW in 1992 from Smith College’s, School for Social Work. In 2010 I became a Certified Sexological Bodyworker.

In between those degrees I was an AIDS activist, a grant writer and an Assistant Vice President in a Fortune 100 Venture Capital firm. In 1993 I received my LICSW. Since then my clinical career has moved me ever-more off the map of traditional hierarchical talk therapy. I have given up my license so that I may attend to what I see is a catastrophic wounding of disembodiment and shame from our deeply pathological culture.

In my current practice I do not call myself a ‘therapist’. It is part of the mission of my work that we entirely restructure psychotherapy and all forms of bodywork to include the entire body, in all its generative capacity. That we allow that this work include the body in ways that are somatic and hands-on. Yes, this is dangerous and given the way we currently train therapists to be with, and hold the extraordinary experiences of, the clients who come to them, we, as a profession, do not have the capacity to hold the wild and tender nature of this work. Some do however. And it is my belief that those who do must work visibly – taking great risk – to insist that psychotherapy radically shift how it both trains its professionals (and holds them accountable) and how it works with the individuals, couples and family systems who come to us.

I work as a guide in the landscapes of masculine and feminine, soul, myth, sexuality and intimacy as individuals and couples re-wild themselves and each other. I accompany people in their explorations of the unique story that lives within each of us, without which the world will not be whole. It is my experience that the souls of individuals and couples are the intimate interface between the isolated experience of being human and the mystery of the larger world, to whom we belong, from which we come. Our souls speak a first language, one which is indigenous to all life. Remembering this language is the key to self love, to our purpose, our passion and our power. It is also, at this point, the key to our human survival and perhaps to much of the current expression and diversity of life on this planet.

I am the founder and current Executive Director of the Global Culture of Women, a nonprofit organization working to resurrect and celebrate women’s wisdom world-wide.

In 2012 I opened The Center On The Edge, a community healing and wholing space nestled on the edge of Boulder City, backing up against open space. There I, and several other practitioners, see clients, hold programs, sit in prayer and celebration in the fire pit/kiva and remember what it means to be in community.

I live in Boulder with my two sons, an entourage of wise four-leggeds and a deeply healthy and whole community of humans and other-than-humans all dancing a vibrant dance of gratitude and celebration.

I look forward to supporting you as you discover and develop the gifts you are meant to offer this world; those that are distinctly and beautifully yours alone to bring. The world is waiting to receive your gifts.