My Approach to Helping
I believe that people have the inherent ability to heal. And that couples who are deeply motivated to enjoy love can find and maintain that in their relationship. It may not be as easy as it sounds, but I've found that the key to individual therapy is helping a person open their heart to themselves, and the key to couples therapy is helping partners open their hearts to each other.
My task is both to provide a great sense of safety and to be highly pro-active and pragmatic. This allows people to develop a strong sense of trust and in turn to overcome obstacles, move forward, and make significant changes over time. While I have trained in numerous therapeutic approaches, my experience is that genuine warmth, authenticity, respect and active engagement with the individual or couple offers the greatest likelihood of change or transformation. I approach each person or couple creatively, without any fixed idea of how to work with them. What we do together is a collaboration - taking advantage of my intuition, experience and skills while always honoring your very specific needs and character. For me therapy is a passion, an out-growth of living as consciously and fully as possible, and of maintaining over many decades an enriching marriage.
More Info About My Practice
For clients with a PPO (out of network) insurance policy, our office can contact the client's insurance company to determine the scope of coverage, then submit insurance claims for them. Typically, we ask for payment at time of service. For extended therapy we often accept the co-payment and wait for the insurance payment.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am especially adept at assisting individuals and couples in improving their relationship skills - and in helping people open their hearts to each other for more fulfilling relationships. I have published a well-respected book on the subject - THE HEART OF RELATIONSHIP, I have been working with couples for over 30 years and have been married 40 years myself. My wife and I have also raised two daughters.