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 self-imposed limitations that inhibit vitality, and to live a life worth living within the confines of what is possible. 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 come into close contact with the dreadful and awe-inspiring aspects of 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.