A truly therapeutic procedure cannot have less an objective than the whole of mankind.
- J. L. Moreno, M.D. (1889-1974)
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Addictions & Substance Abuse
Mental Health Professional
My first encounter with psychodrama occurred after referring a client to an outpatient psychodrama group where I was to ï¿½shadowï¿½. Immediately I was drawn to this method and its ability to move clients to process experiences to a deeper (implicit) level allowing them to move to not just catharsis yet more importantly to a catharsis of integration.
Shortly after this experience my psychodrama journey continued under the loving eyes of my trainers, Dorothy and Mort Satten who taught me about the ï¿½juicyï¿½ life of action, Rebecca Walters and Judy Swallow who fine-tuned my work by adding theory and skills. Two other important mentors included Ann Hale who developed my ability to work with the sociometry of groups and Kate Cook who integrated the neurobiology of action.
In my personal life, I am married to a wonderful man who has been my cheerleader and accompanied me to several trainings and actually taken roles!
Professionally, I facilitate a weekly psychodrama group at Psychological Counseling Services in Scottsdale Arizona as well as Promises Treatment center. I have a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona . I am certified in EMDR and Sensorinotor psychotherapy. I am an EMDRIA certified Consultant and currently a consultant in training in Sensoriotor psychotherapy. My other areas of training include Emotionally Focused Couple Work as well as AEDP all attachment based therapies. Currently my colleague, Soozi Bolte , and I are developing attachment based integratiive traning in action. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. My specialities include complex trauma, individual and couple work
Finally, I believe psychodrama has spiritual roots as I have seen my own life and those I work with transformed when we move to action.
8115 Indian Bend Suite 119
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Office Phone: (480) 405 2711
Cell Phone: (602) 380-6180