Understanding and impacting the processes of psychological well-being
My soul is a hidden orchestra; I know not what instruments, what fiddlestrings and harps,
drums and tamboura I sound and clash inside myself. All I hear is the symphony. (Pessoa, 2002).
I am a developmental psychologist. I specialize in understanding and improving psychological health and well-being. I have deeply explored these constructs in my research and doctoral training, and draw from this foundational understanding in my mindfulness-based approach to therapeutic work with individuals and groups. My work focuses on fostering well-being in everyday life settings, amidst difficulty and suffering. Well-being is a process, not an endpoint. Improving well-being means befriending the diverse and unfolding inner processes that comprise us as individuals and communities.