My Approach to Helping
Most of us go to counseling thinking we are going to be "analyzed" by a therapist with a creepy clipboard and tons of personal questions. In reality therapy has evolved into a far more collaborative and active process where change can happen today without exhaustive uncomfortable conversations that take forever.
I take great care to help clients see the normalcy of their struggles and help them stay focused on creating change and avoiding the temptation to play the "blame game." When individuals, couples or families come to counseling, my goal is to motivate people to keep the conversation going at home and to become more authentic, daring and forgiving. Through the use of practical dialogue and creative interventions, I try to help clients turn their frustration into useful insight that can have life changing benefits.
I use a bit of humor to soften difficult talking points and strongly feel that counseling is most effective to prevent problems more so than react to them. I greatly enjoy working with couples, difficult teenagers as well as those struggling through divorce. I want therapy to feel highly sensitive and productive so that change can happen as soon as possible.
Finally, as a divorced father, I am in a unique position to help divorcees better learn how to navigate the tricky parts of post marital living. My ex and I work hard to create respect, fairness and flexibility with one another. I look forward to supporting your journey.