Many of us go through life not recognizing that we have an ever-present undercurrent of discontentment. Some experience a sense of being alone; others feel anxiety or subtle suffering. It is the Human Condition to feel that deep down there is something “not quite right.” Regardless of a person’s culture or religion, we all strive in our own way to connect to each other to feel whole.
It is problematic for us that it is our nature to feel separate while wanting to be connected. How can we feel connected? The answer to this paradox lies in discovering who we are as human and spiritual beings, leading us to our Ultimate Relationship.
I am fascinated by human connections. For the last 30 years I have asked “Why do we suffer and what tools or steps are available to overcome these seemingly unchangeable conditions?” Finding the answer was, and is, a personal and professional quest.
In 1991, I discovered traditional meditation. Since, my life has not been the same. This experience led to meditation practice and teaching. Unfortunately, I didn’t know or understand human behavior. I found that meditation by itself did not produce all of the needed benefits because of the complexity of our humanness. I needed to better understand the mind/body connection, how the mind thinks and how the body feels and acts. Led by my burning desire to help others, I graduated from Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychology program in the year 2000 so I could do so professionally.
At the heart of who I am I value peace, intimacy, spirituality, high integrity, and responsibility. This is the stand I take for others and for my own life. My passions include dancing, cooking, travel and live music-theatre. Dancing is a way to express myself. Cooking is a creative outlet. Travel and live music-theatre add spice to life. I have great taste and people enjoy the warmth of my Hungarian hospitality. My life is about embracing all of it and drawing out love and compassion.
In 2011 I completed the Denver Family Institute’s Marriage and Family Therapy Certification program.
I provide services for couples issues, intimacy, depression/anxiety, grief, sexual issues, infidelity, parenting, abuse/trauma, and stress management.
My approach to couples and individual therapy employs a “differentiation” model. I also incorporate Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness-awareness methods to treat trauma and developmental wounds.
I am currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. I am a member in good standing with both AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy) and AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists).
“Magic is the power within oneself. You have enough strength, exertion, and energy to view things as they are, personally, properly, and directly. You have the chance to experience the brightness of life and the haziness of life, which is also a source of power. The fantastically sharp-edged quality of life can be experienced personally and directly. There is a powerful sense of perception available to you.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa