At its most fundamental level, I view the psychotherapeutic relationship as the catalytic ground for bringing about personal transformation, gaining insight into how we have been shaped by our environmental influences and how these impact our present-day relationships. As a therapist, I show up as an authentic other, providing a restorative relationship to explore old wounds and transform these into honored gifts. I support the individual to overcome barriers to greater interpersonal connectedness, to identify and address maladaptive coping mechanisms that inhibit self-realization, and to gain greater self-awareness. My training in Somatic Psychotherapy acknowledges the wisdom of the body and fosters a cooperative relationship between the intellect and the sensations. At its most lofty goal, I believe psychotherapy provides individuals with the opportunity to explore the transpersonal, to better understand the bio-psycho-social-spiritual dimensions of one's existence. Through this lens, psychotherapy can bring us out of a state of personal wounding into contact with the joy and pain of our human family.