from early on I had parallel interests...

my early years…

I was an artist as a young child and in early adolescence I became interested in understanding people and the meaning of life. These interests grew into almost obsessive drives as my life developed.

I studied art in college, did Post Bachelorette work at the San Francisco Art Institute, and studied for years at the Art Students League in NYC. I exhibited all over the east coast and my work is in many collections in that area.

my interest in people led me to become a psychotherapist...

I have been in private practice since 1987 specializing in eating disorders, sexual abuse, addictions, and personal and spiritual growth. 

My therapeutic and spiritual work guided me to study the Enneagram, first with the Arica group, and later with several other leading teachers. The Enneagram helped me understand the underlying motivation influencing peoples emotional, mental, and behavioral processes. I recently co-founded the Bodhi Tree Enneagram Center with my daughter. Please visit our site for more information:

psychotherapy & the enneagram

my interest in the meaning of life has been expressed in a myriad of ways...

passion for spirituality


My spiritual exploration began in adolescence with reading Gibran, Watts, and Ram Das. I began meditating at 19, and have had a few important teachers, including Mooji, Jac O’keefe, Adyashanti, and others less known. I have been sharing my understanding of Truth for several years, in different formats.

All this coalesced in my spiritual exploration. It seems art, psychology, and spirituality are all motivated by either the question of the meaning of life, or the expression of life. Why am I like this, how do I free myself, why is life like this, what happens when we die? All these questions come from the same place and lead us to express ourselves in a myriad of ways.

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