The Doing Your Work Program

I work with individuals, couples and families. I normally do two-hour sessions because I often find that we are just getting warmed up after an hour and that two hours allows us to get the best results. I can also do one-hour sessions. I charge $240 for two hours and $120 for one hour and can also offer a sliding scale if needed. I take cash, checks and credit cards — however, I don't take insurance. Please call me at 530-550-0885 to set up an appointment or for more information.


The pure goal of Doing Your Work is to become emotionally literate so that we can master the skills we need to love ourselves, create healthy relationships, and liberate our creative identity. To become emotionally literate, we must first learn to feel and respond to our Emotional Body with our hearts.

The core premise of Doing Your Work is that each of us has an Emotional Body that is as real as our physical body. The Emotional Body—whether wounded through acts of heartlessness, abuse, violence or denial, or trapped in unconscious abandonment, betrayal and deprivation in our families—experiences the same kind of impact and damage as the physical body.

The parallels are exact—nutritional/nurturing deprivation, tissue damage, circulation damage, structural damage, etc. The only difference is that the damage sustained by the Emotional Body can be partially or completely frozen in sustained shock over time through denial, suppression, fragmentation and splitting.

Whether the emotional wounding is partially or completely displaced within us, the Emotional Body wants to heal. The Doing Your Work Program defines what the Emotional Body is and guides you into the full healing of your Emotional Body.

There are four distinct modalities in Doing Your Work that rebuild our emotional bodies so that we have healthy choices again: 1) creating emotional literacy and sobriety, which means identifying our emotions and not acting them out, 2) breath and energy practices to reawaken and reanimate the emotional body into spontaneous self-expression, 3) discovering and rebuilding our boundaries with our awakening emotional voice and 4) Reparenting, which means bonding with and reuniting with the little kid and inner teenager so we build a strong foundation of success for our young adult and mature adult.

The ultimate goal of doing healing work like this is to bring all of our emotional experience into our hearts for complete acceptance and self-nurturing. As the heart and emotions unite, the mind can receive this new love as truth, and shed the wounded thinking that comes from dysfunctional relationships. And from there, our true emotional voice can emerge in our life and relationships.

And then, our lives can really start to work, and miracles of love become possible.