HOW I FOUND STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION
I found this work when I injured my back in a skateboarding accident. After living with debilitating back pain, barely able to work or even walk for over a year, I found a Hellerwork practitioner. When I walked out of my first session I made it half a block before I realized that my pelvis was no longer pulling me to the right in the limp I had grown used to, and the pain in my back was significantly reduced. I had tried many other modalities to get rid of my back pain, but nothing had made any significant difference. Before I made it to the end of the block I had already decided that I would change my career and become a Hellerwork practitioner.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
After graduating from the Institute of Structural Medicine in Twisp, Washington. I opened my Structural Integration practice in New York City. Since my initial training I have expanded the scope of my work into the deeper structures of the body through continued training in the osteopathic techniques of Visceral Manipulation and Cranial Sacral Therapy. While Hellerwork typically involves dialogue with your practitioner around breaking free of habitual patterns that hold us back, I am also a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a body centered therapy for working with Post Traumatic Stress and shock trauma. I am grateful to have trained with some of the most brilliant rolfers, body-centered psychotherapists and movement educators in New York and around the world.
I am Board Certified through the International Association of Structural Integrators to practice Structural Integration. I am a Certified Hellerwork Practitioner and member of Hellerwork International, and a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner through the Foundation for Human Enrichment. In 2014 I also became a SourcePoint Therapy Practitioner and in 2018 completed my training to become a CoActive Coach. I continue to be fascinated by the human experience and I am always looking for ways to deepen my understanding of the human experience. I have been in private practice in New York since 2002.
LIFE OUTSIDE OF MY PRACTICE
While my practice consumes a large part of my week, I am also an avid surfer and surfboard shaper. You can find more about my wave sliding creations here.