Maybe it’s because I was born bridging realities, but that’s been an ongoing theme and passion for me. I was raised in a Lithuanian family; we were the only ones who spoke that language in our town. Visiting Lithuania as a child, as a student, and later as a psychologist and teacher, helped teach me how to move between world views, expanding my own as I helped others broaden theirs.
Bridging realities continued when I began learning Vipassana meditation in the mid-80’s, just as I began doctoral work in Human Development and Psychology. For my dissertation I studied the kinds of deep change people go through when they learn something so profound, it shakes the foundation of their world. In 1993 I began training in Usui Reiki, the same year I began post-doctoral training in adult psychotherapy. A year later I became a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts and also met my spiritual teacher, which deepened both my personal path and my professional work.
Along the way I have been fortunate to work in community mental health, urban and suburban high schools, an HIV clinic, in counseling, psychology and research programs, and with educators and psychologists in Lithuania. I have been in private practice since 1993; before moving to California and opening offices in Oakland and Danville, my practice was at the Body-Mind Integration Center in the Boston area working with therapy and supervision clients in English and Spanish.
In serving as a psychologist and teacher with hundreds of people, I’ve seen that we might try to reason away, positive think away, or simply push away wounds from the past, but that doesn’t work for long. Real healing doesn’t happen unless we address more than just thoughts or the body’s chemistry. Energy Psychology, Integrative Medicine, and Quantum studies continue to give us evidence of how we store our experiences and memories in our very tissues, in our body’s energetic fields and nervous system. Often our energy is sapped by old wounds, and we become more likely to get physically sick. I see this over and over when clients with physical problems experience relief as old emotional pain is healed.
When I learned EFT in 1999, I was amazed, and still am, at how EFT can make emotional and physical healing more rapid and effective. I have witnessed hundreds of people use EFT to ease old emotional intensity that can underlie so much of the distress and pain we can feel. Many people experience relief that was not possible through the western medicine and psychotherapy techniques they tried before EFT. I continue to offer EFT as the most effective technique I’ve seen in 20 years of experience. If you’re interested in freeing yourself from anxiety, old emotional pain or stuck places and moving forward with renewed hope and energy, EFT may be able to help you do just that.
Tap Into Freedom brings you the chance for relief and healing in the areas most important to you. You can expect to experience success in those very areas you may have thought might never change or heal, or where other therapies and self help techniques may have failed. I am pleased to offer you this opportunity for greater inner freedom and peace of mind. I look forward to hearing from you about your hopes and goals for your own healing path.
- Licensed Psychologist: California PSY21143, Massachusetts PSY6640
- Doctorate, Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University
- D.CEP (Diplomate, Comprehensive Energy Psychology)
- EFT Certified, EFT Cert-I (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
- EMDR Trained (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- Reiki Master/Teacher, Usui tradition
- Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology
- American Holistic Health Association
- California Psychological Association
- Volunteer with Embracing the World (embracingtheworld.org)
- Volunteer with Give an Hour, (giveanhour.org), providing pro bono counseling to military personnel and their families