My Approach to Helping
I want your time with me to be somewhere you are free to be yourself. I want to know you as a person and not just your "problems". I use humor, movie quotes, song lyrics, and everyday language to avoid a lot of the clinical mumbo jumbo that I really only used in grad school (the equivalent of a three-point turn when learning to drive). It has been my goal as a clinician to be the type of therapist I would want for myself - direct but empathetic, easy-going but structured, comfortable but challenging. And most important, we are a team - you are the expert of you and I am the clinical expert. We meet your goals by the work we do together.