There are so many ways to heal and feel better about life that we don’t even know them all.
Addiction hurts. I have spent the past twenty-eight years working with those whose lives have been affected by their own, or another’s, substance use. Even if we believe all is lost; there is hope. People can and do recover from loss and suffering associated with substance use disorders. Even so, it can often feel like things will never change. My goal as your provider is to help you come home to yourself so that you can experience the wholeness, joy, and freedom that is every person’s birthright.
I am a strong advocate of body centered therapies. Somatosensory awareness is essential to healing from substance use disorders. It takes practice to develop body awareness. We teach and practice breath work, meditation, and yoga. We also employ other body centered therapies proven to give rise to a sense of well being and a persistent experience of the self as aware and calm. Other body-centered therapies offered include EMDR
and infra-slow nuerofeedback
After receiving a Master’s Degree from Yale University in 1988, I went on for clinical training at Yale-New Haven Hospital as a chaplain. I also worked as a clinician at The Yale Psychiatric Institute, and later as a research associate for the Department of Psychiatry at Yale Medical School in the area of addiction prevention and treatment. As a research associate at Yale Medical School, I worked on several projects, including the development of a medical detoxification protocol for opiate dependence. I have also worked collaboratively to develop models for community- and hospital-based intensive outpatient programs.