What do you want to do? What are your hopes for yourself and those you love? Each of us comes to crossroads in our lives. Times when we think, “Is there another way?” “Do I have any choices?” “I’m overwhelmed, can I handle this?” Opportunities for growth often appear in such unwelcome disguises. At these times, a trusted, well trained therapist can help. When our strengths get buried under the tensions of our lives, knowing that someone is listening with a caring heart and faith in our ability to rediscover our resourceful and loving self can be a recipe for growth. I would like to be that person for you. Together, in an atmosphere of peace, acceptance and trust, we will explore life’s possibilities and find the untapped inner strength available to us all.
I am a psychotherapist with over 26 years of experience who uses a common sense, practical approach to counseling. This is coupled with extensive experience in a wealth of therapeutic techniques helpful to all children, adults and families. I believe in an interactive approach to helping my clients find solutions. As a therapist, I encourage clients to make positive choices enabling them to life the life they want and deserve to live. Among the approaches I am skilled at using are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Diaelectrical Behavioral Therapy, Pschyodynamic Supportive Psychotherapy , Play Therapy, Crisis Intervention and Art Therapy. I am an experienced marriage and relationship counselor. I am experienced at treating trauma related illnesses in both children and adults. Among the clients I have helped are the military, using Crisis Based approaches to treat PTSD, I have extensive experience with working with relationship, family and family of origin issues and with individuals experiencing grief or loss.
Finding a therapist with whom you “connect” is crucial. This means working with someone you feel safe with, someone who respects and cares for you. We all have challenges in our lives. They show up as something different for everyone. No matter how serious the issue(s), human beings are resilient by nature. Your resilience will be focused on. A caring and supportive relationship with your therapist can offer encouragement, reassurance, and foster skill that can result in a person’s ability to adapt well in the face of adversity, trauma, or stress.