My Approach to Helping
My approach is simple: I believe that at certain times it is challenging for people to see things in their lives clearly.
My objective is to help people re-adjust their way of looking at themselves and their world, as well as to help them discover what is possible.
I believe that the most crucial part of therapy is the relationship that builds between a client and me. I offer individualized care ? no receptionists, answering services, etc. -- will meet with you to begin with at no cost to ensure that we can work effectively together.
More Info About My Practice
As someone who?s worked with clients for more than 20 years, I appreciate that the choice to begin therapy is not a step to be lightly taken. I understand that when we have questions within our lives, when our particular life seems "off balance," we seek answers and we want them as fast as possible. My objective is to help people women and men, old and young, straight and gay -- live rewarding lives bereft of anxiety, stress and depression. I work with couples and individuals and provide morning, afternoon and evening times. I am also available for online sessions so you can see me from your home or office using your computer or mobile device.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
An old real estate joke goes something like this: "In establishing the value of a house, what are the three most important factors?" The answer: "Location, location, location." If you were to ask me, "In therapy, what are the three most important factors?" I would give a similar response: Relationship, relationship, relationship.
I have spent many years as a therapist and, in my experience, it is the therapeutic relationship that makes the difference between successful and unsuccessful therapy.
I consider the most essential aspect of therapy to be the relationship that develops between us. That is why I answer my own phone, return my own emails, and schedule my own appointments, and why I aim to make sure we can work well together by having an initial informal meeting with you at no cost.
I am amazed that people take more time researching a new mobile phone than researching a new therapist. Therapists, like phones, are not one size fits all. Everyone has particular qualities they want in a therapist. While I may be the perfect therapist for you, I may not be perfect for your friend. I want to make sure we're a good fit, before we commit to work together. I want you to feel confident, when we do start working together, that our relationship will be a good one.
Because good therapeutic relationships make for good therapy.