With 25 years of experience as a private counselor and coach, I bring a variety of unique and effective approaches to my clients.
Over the many years I have done this work, my clients have told me that my approaches, including that of mindfulness training, are not only effective in helping them find more peace and happiness, but they bring creativity, patience, humor, and authenticity to our sessions.
I hold two masters degrees from Boston University: a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) and a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW). These greatly inform my work as a counselor and personal coach.
I marvel at the diversity with which people approach their lives, and I know firsthand there are many valid ways in which to live. Because of my own culturally diverse life, I endeavor to bring a non-judgmental approach to my work. My experiences have shown me that what works for one person does not necessarily work for all. I take this into close consideration every time I meet with a client.
My Explorations as a Truth Seeker and a Counselor/Coach
My own search for clarity has, at times, deeply enriched my life, and it has also sometimes brought about personal suffering. Nonetheless, these varied life experiences have encouraged boldness and a willingness to explore the depths as well as the heights of being, oftentimes pushing beyond what is comfortable. I believe this brings vitality to my work with clients because I personally understand how difficult sometimes the path to wholeness can be.
During my life, in addition to strengthening my counseling and coaching skills, I have explored the inner, spiritual world through various religious and meditation practices, including mindfulness practice. This has allowed me the opportunity to study for prolonged periods in monasteries, meditation centers and churches in various parts of the world.
In addition, I have traveled extensively in wild and remote wilderness areas, including living and working for extended periods in Northern Alaska and the South Pacific. I have also lived, studied and worked in a variety of diverse urban environments, including teaching English and studying martial arts in Xian, China, and living many years in Boston, MA, where I attended graduate school.
All of these perspectives and experiences greatly influence and inform my work as a life coach and counselor, and — I believe — help me provide more effective and well-rounded results for my clients.