Counseling is a career I have settled into later in life. Previous life and work experience enables me to bring a balanced, mature perspective into the counseling room. Life experiences have taught me that whole health involves mind, body and spirit. It is my hope to continue to work, study, and research in an environment that honors these important links that form a balanced whole being.
The importance of balancing these links is evidenced in the science of epigenetics which demonstrates that genetics are not supreme in determining our destiny. Within the science of epigenetics, psychological genomics, with an emphasis on the link between emotions and physical health, teaches that the way we perceive the events in our lives, as well as our interactions with others, forms our thoughts and emotions. Thoughts and emotions affect our physiology and even our genes. Genetic expression is a determining factor in many physical diseases and mental conditions. There is recent evidence that suggests that effective resilience-focused counseling may enable genes to express themselves in salubrious ways, frequently averting disease. My counseling passion is to use resilience - focused counseling to impact whole health. When people are "whole healthy" they are happy, contributing members of society; functioning healthfully in their families, communities and work environments.
Many corporations are concerned with their corporate "health" or corporate culture. Experienced at the corporate Human Resources level, I have an understanding of business strategy and what is necessary for growth and maintenance of a healthy corporation. An important measurement of the health of a business is the cohesiveness of the group of individuals that constitute the company. A corporation's culture starts at the top where the cultural norms are set. Using tools from Total Quality Management, I provide feedback concerning opportunities to achieve goals through aligning corporate culture with desired outcomes. My human resources skills combine with my clinical mental health skills to create a powerful modality for change. I am passionate about helping corporations cast vision and acquire the team-working tools to achieve that vision.