I am a board-certified clinical social worker, and have practiced psychotherapy for over twenty-five years. As one can imagine, my treatment approach has changed and evolved during that period of time. Like most clinicians, I have worked in numerous inpatient and outpatient settings with individuals, couples and families; and used various treatment models and methods including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodrama, EMDR, Adventure Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Dream and Depth Therapy, and various Developmental Stage Models.
Over the past nine years, I have gained much insight on a personal, and a professional level doing my own work with a Jungian analyst and astrologist, which profoundly changed the way I look at my work and my life. My understanding of the human psyche was further deepened by involvement in numerous Jungian workshops and trainings. My preferred therapy model is depth therapy. I truly believe the psyche (personal and collective) longs for healing and unity, and buried deep within us, lies the means and the map which will lead us to health. By exploring the sub-conscious and unconscious through talk therapy, dream-work and art interpretation, the unconscious becomes conscious where healing can occur. If you have found your way to this site, then perhaps, our collaboration will be part of your journey, as well as mine.
My primary goal is that you will feel a sense of calm, and know that you are in a safe environment to talk about your life story without any judgement or agenda. My role, as I see it, is to join with you to define and solidify your purpose and destiny in this life. We can also discuss any current or past issues, and questions you may want to bring to your session. I see this as your session, and will respect and value what you want to discover or explore, and what tools you would like to utilize.
My location in Albuquerque is in a lovely, delightful compound called, The Source. It is an interesting group of various practitioners who tend toward a holistic and natural approach. There is even a community garden on the premises.
I look forward to our time together. My contact information can be found on this site. Peace and blessings to you. Dana