I live in the U.S. and in the little town of Pisac in the Andean highlands of Peru, and work, locally and internationally, as an integration therapist. For me this profession draws together all my life experience—28+ years of Buddhist meditation practice, 18+ years of living abroad, and all the many tools, practices and perspectives I’ve developed in my career as a psychotherapist.
My own experience with master plants provides the foundation of my work with clients. I have worked intensively with ayahuasca for the past five years, and am pursuing a series of plant dietas with a tabaquero in Iquitos. Other plants I consider my teachers are iboga and huachuma (San Pedro).
My therapeutic approach blends depth psychology (Jung, Hillman) with the nondual teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, and a profound respect for what the body is saying in the present moment. I’ve completed professional trainings in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR and Systemic Family Constellation Work. Other methods I practice include Focusing, EFT, dreamwork, archetypal astrology, Voice Dialogue, and various forms of working with trauma and attachment. For the past 1½ years I’ve been working with The Temple of the Way of Light near Iquitos to develop a follow-up integration support program for guests.
My way of working is supportive, compassionate, and aims to get at the root of things, so that you can navigate through life with grace and an increasing sense of wholeness. I firmly believe that shadow needs to be integrated with the Light, and have many ways of working with the rough stuff, the dark side, the unconscious and unknown. What I can offer you is not just transcendence, but grounded, practical approaches—spiritual, emotional, and somatic—to your integrative work, along with intuitive, intelligent support.