My Approach to Helping
Most people who come into counseling are experiencing anxiety, fear, a difficult life or relationship problem, a crisis, and often feel hopeless. My approach is to provide hope to you, right from the first session. I will work with you to help you develop new skills and perspective that will provide relief to you. Finally, whether it is emotional difficulties, being stuck in your relationship, trapped in an addiction, or feeling chained to the past and pain from it, you will learn to be free from whatever brought you to see me.
Counseling involves changing your perspective, learning to think more clearly and accurately, and many times learning to accept, respect and like yourself. We will work on these things together in an environment that is safe and supportive.
I provide Christian counseling, as well as therapy to those who do not identify with any particular church or faith group.
More Info About My Practice
Evening and Weekend Appointments. I provide Christian counseling, therapy for a variety of emotional, relational and life issues, and neuropsychological testing for concussions, dementia and other issues.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
*Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Addiction
*Anxiety, Including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
*Physical and Sexual Abuse
*Dementia and Chronic Illness Management and Support
*Severe Mental Illness
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Therapy helps because you are able to develop a trusting relationship with your therapist, who listens to you and respects you. A good therapist listens to how the problem has developed, what you have tried to resolve it, and what you want to change as a result of therapy, and then utilizes all this information in the therapy process. The therapist should use proven techniques to help you make the changes you want to make and achieve the solutions you are wanting. I work this way, because of my respect for you, your life, and your ability to grow and make positive changes in your life.