Physical pain often leads to emotional pain. Often we feel layers of fear, anger, sadness, loneliness, and grief. A lost sense of self may occur as we struggle to redefine ourselves and our life.
Many times, the way out of pain is by going into our physical and emotional pain. it takes courage, patience, and self-compassion. When we turn ourselves inside out, we can learn to truly embrace the wholeness of ourselves and give space for our body, mind, and heart to heal.
Occupational Therapy helps you to live your life more fully, engaging in activities that are meaningful. From my personal experience with pain, I believe in using a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to working with the wholeness of you.
With emphasis on what is important to you, we problem solve together and may focus on activity modifications, exercises, exercises, coping skills, self-esteem and self-worth activities, guided imagery, and mindfulness and meditation. I also provide Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy.
I have my B.S. in Psychology, and a M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University. I have been an occupational therapist for 20 years, with experience in inpatient and outpatient settings, hospice, and mental health. I have been a Reiki Master for 15 years, and certified in pain management.
I hope this website and blog help you feel a little more supported, and know you are not alone. We all need to be here for each other. Let’s extend comfort and compassion to our hearts and others’ who experience any kind of pain or chronic illness, and a hopeful vision. And let us all recognize our own bravery and courage on our journey back from pain.
Welcome to a brighter tomorrow!
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From decades of chronic back and neck pain, I have learned that it is okay to be vulnerable. From vulnerability comes inner strength. Loss and change give us the opportunity to begin anew. Instead of fearing pain, I learned to use pain as a tool for self-discovery and self-empowerment. When we embrace self-compassion and throw away self-judgments of what we cannot do, we reclaim our life and our Self, and we are better able to manage pain. Then, a world of possibilities opens. This is the foundation for coming back from pain and creating the fine art of our life.
A kite is held down at one end, but still soars in the sky.