My Approach to Helping
I am a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience, working with private practice clients, in-patient medical and psychiatric patients, and Employee Assistance Counseling (EAP). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety-related issues, parenting problems, career challenges, adjustment to illness, and end-of-life issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional trauma as adults or children.
My counseling style is relaxed, accepting, client-focused and non-judgmental. I focus on the client's existing strengths and coping skills. My approach is eclectic using some of the following treatment techniques: visualization, hypnotherapy, cognitive-behavioral techniques, psychodynamic and humanistic interventions. My job is to assist you to reach your desired goals, and I will focus your therapy on the goals you set for yourself.
I believe the toughest part of therapy is realizing that you need professional help to resolve a problem. If you are ready to work on improving your life, setting goals, and reaching those goals, I am here as your professional guide. I look forward to helping you.