My Approach to Helping
Being a Certified Gestalt Therapist means that I use an experiential approach with clients. I believe in looking at one's issues in the present tense, which is most effective in healing. The relationship between a client and Gestalt therapist is of utmost importance, where there is trust and caring. I sincerely care about my clients, and I work with people who suffer from anxiety, low self-esteem, isolation, grief and loss, and problem (vs. chronic) drinking. I also encourage journaling if a client is willing to do that.
More Info About My Practice
One of my specialties is working with problem drinkers. I was the facilitator for Denver's Moderation Management (MM) weekly meetings for 13 years before moving to Grand County, CO. I use many of the MM principles with clients. I'm known as a "Moderation Friendly Therapist."
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I come from a family of mental health providers. My late father and 2 of my 3 brothers are Psychiatrists. I was always fascinated by their professions, and decided to attend graduate school to be a counselor after my 2 children were grown. I've always been a good listener, and I value being listened to as well. I also feel very blessed when complete strangers come to me and feel comfortable after a short amount of time talking about their concerns. I've been to Psychiatrists many times in my own life so I understand how much it has helped me. I believe in my profession, and I'm proud to be a part of people's healing.