Deep self-inquiry is part of my essential nature. I have always been interested in exploring personal problems and have had a lifelong commitment both to ‘working on myself’ and learning how to help others. Towards that end, I have spent the better part of three decades studying and practicing both psychoanalysis and Buddhist insight meditation (Vipassana). For me, these come together in the self-reflective awareness practice I call “Inquiring Deeply”. The core of this inquiry is self-reflection: looking deep within.
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice, specializing in psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy. The leading edge of this work is understanding how the process of inquiry can be used to explore our deep questions and illuminate how the experience of Self and Other is involved in emotional pain and relational suffering.
In addition to my clinical practice, I teach and do clinical consultation with a focus on Inquiring Deeply and mindfulness-informed psychotherapy.
- PhD : University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Postdoctoral Work : Dept of Psychiatry, UCLA
- Licensure: Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California (PSY5593);
- Psychoanalysis: Certified Psychoanalyst & Faculty, Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies
- Buddhist Meditation Training : Spirit Rock Meditation Center (graduate of Community Dharma Leader program)