...THAT YOU'RE HERE. HOWEVER IT IS
THAT YOU ENDED UP IN THIS SPACE AT THIS MOMENT,
I COUNT IT joy ...
WHETHER SORROW, AMBITION, FRUSTRATION OR OVERWHELMING DISAPPOINTMENT
I BELIEVE THERE IS A purpose. FEW THINGS BRING ME THE JOY I FEEL WHEN WITNESSING SOMEONE RAISE THE VIBRATION OF PAIN TO SOMETHING HOLY!
THAT'S MY 'ISH! ...AND IT IS WHAT I DO -
MAKE MAGIC OUT OF MADNESS, RAISE THE FREQUENCY OF BULLSHIT & RETUNE ALL OF LIFE TO THE HARMONY OF MEANING. I CALL THIS PROCESS CROSSFADING, BECAUSE I STRONGLY BELIEVE WHEN WE REMIX OUR MINDS,
WE remix OUR LIVES.
IT IS MY GREAT HONOR TO SERVE YOUR LIGHT
AND HOLD SPACE FOR YOUR BRILLIANCE TO emerge!
artist. crossfader. instigator of personal revolutions.
It has been one of the great joys of my life to take the philosophy of "crossfading", borrowed from deejay culture combined with my 18+ years of experience in private practice as a transformational counselor and life purpose coach and create The Crossfade™ - a personal growth bootcamp I've been facilitating since 2013, and full-time since retiring from seeing clients long-term in 2015. As a singer-songwriter, it was an obvious and natural place to turn for inspiration given that music was indeed my first sanctuary.
BUT LET'S REWIND IT BACK
SINCE I WAS A TINY HUMAN, I have always been deeply curious about the stories that inform our lives and how we define those experiences in ways that feel purposeful and empowering rather than stifling and oppressive. For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt a gravitational pull towards self-inquiry, dialogue, people, writing and music. These interests have served quite well my work - which is very simply to instigate personal revolutions.
Private Practice Background
Although I originally majored in psychology and followed a more traditional academic path early on, my greatest education has come from my personal interest and commitment to non-traditional and interdisciplinary study coupled with my relentless appetite for reading the work of great thinkers, my submersion in evocative art and finally a certification in a metaphysically based counseling model called C.O.R.E.™ counseling.
I've never credited luck or education for my reported level of effectiveness working with clients. Instead, I've leaned heavily towards the belief that I was anointed to do this work and for that I remain humbled and grateful every day. The journey so far has been truly exquisite.
MUSIC + HEALING
It is fair to say that my work as both a healer and artist in the world have been equally influenced by the other and greatly shaped by the personal losses, challenges and tragedies I've faced and overcome. I am no stranger to the ideas I advocate.
Murder, suicide, addiction, divorce and domestic violence have all touched my life in deeply personal ways. Yet I still hold steadfast to the belief that any situation can be remixed to the tune of meaning. I teach by what Iʼve learned and hope to continue inspiring by what Iʼve lived through, LIKE A BOSS!
THE EVOLUTION OF MY WORK & CROSSFADING
My work with clients has evolved over the past decade. When I first began to see clients over 18 years ago, I was young (often times younger than my clients), fresh and naive. I believed wholeheartedly that no matter what, transformation was possible for anyone.
I worked with those whoʼd been raped, molested, oppressed by negative thinking, mowed down by abusive parents and partners, passed over for promotions, full of self-doubt and self-hate; clients who were deeply troubled by deceitful relationships and on the brink of ending their lives.
With each one, Iʼd enter as deeply as was safe for me, into their rich and sometimes guarded, emotional terrain. Together weʼd explore, engage, ruminate, confront, laugh, cry, and explore some more. Often enough, a client would literally transform their pain into something empowering - what I essentially call “crossfading".
PERSONAL GROWTH IS A CHOICE
I began to realize a common theme in each client who experienced a radical breakthrough. They each had been desperately unwilling to return to the “business- as-usual” nature of their lives before beginning a process with me. They wanted more. They expected more. They got more.
Although I am no longer as young, fresh or naive as when I first started, my optimism has remained largely unaffected. It has, however, been chiseled into a more refined outlook that recognizes high-voltage transformation is possible for anyone who chooses.
And let us be clear, personal growth is a choice!
To radically remix your life is equally frightening and liberating. Crossfading is not a passive process. It is a deliberate choice that we must engage very seriously if we are to experience heartfelt and authentic change.
So where 18 years ago I sat with all types of clients, nowadays - I only work with clients who are ready to turn up the volume on their lives!
Together we remix their lives, one story at a time.
Let's rock the crossfade!