I follow the Japanese wisdom, “fall down seven times, get up eight.”
 
In my own journey towards wholeness, I have investigated many paths, and this has made me a rich resource for others. I know from experience that you can change your way of being with yourself and being in the world.

I have been a long- time student of both Eastern and Western spiritual philosophies, including Buddhism, the Tao, Kabalah, the Western Hermetic Tradition, Spiritual Alchemy, Mindfulness Meditation, Nature and the mystic sciences of Palmistry, and Astrology, the Tarot.

My counseling work began as a Social Worker for NY State Family Services in 1968. I have worked as a counselor for 40 years. After achieving an M.A in Psychology (Goddard College, 1985), I opened my private therapy practice at age forty. I am a great believer that you can do anything at any age. Now, at age 63, I have had the pleasure of evolving this synthesis of my psychological, spiritual and philosophical studies for 23 years.

For twenty-two years I have been on the faculty at the New York Open Center. Some of the classes I offer there are: Tarot and the Western Hermetic Tradition, Tarot and Alchemy, Tarot and Kabalah, and Archetypal Images of the Tarot.

I am a part of the Open Center Esoteric Quest Conferences. I have taught at conferences in Granada, Spain; Prague and Cesky Krumlov in Czech Republic; Florence, Italy and Weimar, Germany. I was the first exchange teacher sent by the N.Y. Open Center to Prague, after the iron curtain lifted, to teach an intensive class in Tarot and Hermeticism at their new holistic center.

In addition, I attended the East-West Institute for Holistic Health for two years, earning a certificate in Holistic Health Education. Later, I completed the Certification Program in Hypnosis at both the N.Y. Milton Erickson Society and the National Guild of Hypnotists. I spent four years at the School of Mystical Sciences, a Hermetic Kabalistic Tarot School.

I have attended countless seminars, on-going classes, workshops, intensives, meditation retreats, private tutoring, as well as the school of life (an everyday school), in a wide scope of subjects. I have combined these studies with years of psychotherapy, meditation, and contemplation.

I understand a good deal about Nutrition, and was the Director of The Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute in Puerto Rico, where I still take an active part by being on the Board of Directors. I am particularly interested in the connection between food and a person’s emotional and energetic experience. As an eighteen year cancer survivor I practice many of the holistic principles I learned in my healing journey.

I am flexible, intuitive, and have a wry sense of humor. Furthermore, I trust in the process of growth and believe that each person has a creative and healthy core that is waiting and yearning to be accessed.