Every life is an unfolding story with chapters containing both plot twists and bright spots. Yet few of us take time to figure out what our story is about, who is writing our script, why we’ve selected our chosen roles, or how the challenges that we face can help us develop the strengths we need to move to the next chapter.
With over 20 years of experience as a professional communicator, I have come to appreciate how the words we choose and the stories we tell have the power to transform relationships. The Novel Perspective is my three-pronged approach to psychotherapy, group facilitation, and therapeutic writing.
Counseling from a Novel Perspective: Many traditional therapists do not feel comfortable addressing the spiritual dimension of the human psyche. As an eclectic, spiritually-oriented psychotherapist with a background in writing, I possess a novel perspective and skill set that my clients have found extremely helpful. Together, we will marshal your innate ability to transform and reclaim your personal narrative. We will also examine how your decisions, big and small, affect your storyline – from the relationships you choose, how you spend your day, and how you nourish yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Workshops from a Novel Perspective: My transformative writing workshops play with the elements of a novel.Previously offered at the92nd Street Y and the JCC in Manhattan, “Writing from a Novel Perspective” is a series of structured writing exercises designed to help people who feel stuck – in a dead-end job, a challenging relationship, or a stage of life – get a fresh perspective on a familiar story…their own.
Writing from a Novel Perspective:My blog, “The Novel Perspective,” explores the real life applications of a broad range of intersecting psychological concepts and spiritual practices.