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counselor. healer.
speaker. TV host  

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WHO I AM AT MY CORE...

  • I am the most emotionally courageous person I know. Yes, it can be scary to step close to our grief or anger. I will hold your hand through anything.

  • I am a natural insight midwife. I can see what you can’t see. I find the nugget at the core of your issue.

  • I am an emotional decoder. I have a talent for naming the thing you can’t quite describe. 

  • I have a crazy knack for connecting the dots between all of the seemingly unrelated issues and facts of your life. And I bring it all together: body, mind, heart and spirit. 

  • I am unwavering in my spiritual journey. I see all of life as the perfect unfolding of growth.

  • I know with every fiber of my being that every single human being is meant to thrive.  I am committed to helping you.

  • I believe and see the interconnectedness of all of life... you, me and the whole planet.  Let's do this. 

Let me tell you a little about myself…

In 2005, I was struggling with my health and miserable in my life.

Even though I didn't know it then, taking this picture was a major turning point. I was deciding that one day this picture would be helpful.

Even though I didn't know it then, taking this picture was a major turning point. I was deciding that one day this picture would be helpful.

I had painful cystic acne that had started in college; messy hormones that gave me what I called a never-ending period; and I was 20 lbs overweight -- a lot for my 5’1” frame.  

When I looked in the mirror I felt shame, disgust and anger. I hated what I looked like; nothing was working, and every time I looked at my face, I felt compelled to squeeze the pimples out under the delusion that it would make them better. But picking at cystic bumps hurts like the dickens and makes your face bleed. It’s very self-aggressive.

For more than 10 years, I had tried every drugstore treatment and doctor’s prescription out there.

They didn’t work.

I had come to the realization that there had to be a solution -- it was just something else.

Juicing and doing detoxes was the first thing that started helping. I began to understand food as medicine and how the body truly heals.

Juicing and doing detoxes was the first thing that started helping. I began to understand food as medicine and how the body truly heals.

I started experimenting with my food.

While it didn’t solve my skin issues, I discovered my passion for food as a healing medicine. That lead me to a detox, where I gave my liver and colon a chance to do their jobs a little better.

My skin started to clear up a bit. Finally, a clue! 

I also began to understand that acne had a lot to do with liver health, colon health, general inflammation and hormone balance.  I started to work on all of these. Things started improving, which was encouraging.

But my acne still was not gone completely.

And then this…

Late one night, in the bathroom of my Manhattan apartment, I took a picture of my face. After I took the picture, I got close to the mirror and focused on a tiny patch of skin on my right cheekbone that was blemish-free. I caressed that little rosy spot and said, “I love my beautiful rose-petal skin.”  This is how I started to love my skin. I wasn’t quite able to  love it all, but I could love that ONE spot. And that was the night I realized that perhaps I had gotten it backwards. Perhaps the feelings of shame and self-hatred were not caused by my acne.

What if it was the other way around? What if the acne was a result of my feelings of shame and self-hatred?

In that moment, I understood: I had to heal the wounds that led to the stuffed feelings.  That had been the missing piece.

When I started looking at my feelings, I realized my acne was actually a result of big hurts that I had buried. The anger and shame I seemingly felt about my acne, were really the cause!.  

When I started looking at my feelings, I realized my acne was actually a result of big hurts that I had buried. The anger and shame I seemingly felt about my acne, were really the cause!.  

As I dived into my feelings, I realized that my acne had in fact been a result of big emotional trauma in my relationships in college. It was only when I addressed these wounds that my acne and my hormones finally healed. It has been at least 8 years since the happy day I realized I was out on the street with no makeup and no red spots on my skin! I now can track the moon cycle with my menstrual cycles, so I jokingly call myself the moon goddess! :)

What was true for me I have found to be true for all of my clients: our deepest buried feelings and memories have a great effect on the body. They  show up in symptoms, chronic health issues, destructive habits and puzzling emotional reactions.  

I have also found that healing only comes when we fully access self-love and self-compassion. It took me well over a decade to complete my healing. I am committed to helping those who do not want to wait so long.

We can do it.

I am now thrilled to use my experience, my tools and my gifts to help people achieve the health transformations that they dream of.  

I am now thrilled to use my experience, my tools and my gifts to help people achieve the health transformations that they dream of.  

MY WISH FOR YOU…

My sweet dear, if you have been on a similar quest as mine --trying one thing after another in the hopes that something will improve a mysterious and persistent health issue and you know there’s still a missing piece, I’m speaking to you…

My wish for you is that you have the tiniest bit of hope that it’s possible to feel better. Even if it’s a stretch to imagine that you can be free of what’s afflicting you now, we can start with hope.

I also wish for you that you get the sweetness of a holding hand, guiding you and supporting you, so that it doesn’t take you as long as it took me. Wherever that hand may be, it is my deepest wish that you find it.

MY TOOLS AND MY HANDS...

Over the years I have discovered my gifts for listening, reflecting and healing.

My education has been both traditional and nontraditional. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling from Columbia University. I then got a Certification in Holistic Nutrition Coaching from Integrative Nutrition, and a Certification in Clinical Hypnosis and NLP Coaching.  I also studied Emotional Freedom Technique and I’m am an attuned Reiki Master.

But the truth is that beyond the tools, the magic of healing happens when you feel loved and supported. I have a holding hand if you’re ready.  If you're curious to see how I can help: Here's how.

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