My Approach to Helping
Helping individuals, couples and business partners create solutions and find new ways to develop the relationships and lives they desire.
All couple counseling is about personal change. My approach to working with couples is highly collaborative, helping partners to understand their respective roles and take responsibility for making the changes necessary to improve their relationship.
With couples I specialize in Affair Recovery and rebuilding trust. I am also a Board Certified Sex Therapist with a PhD in Clinical Sexology.
With individuals I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and stress related problems. I work quickly to reduce distress or panic. My style is focused and collaborative, helping people become empowered to achieve their goals by tapping into their strengths.
More Info About My Practice
I started my career as a teacher and spent a number of years working with kids of all ages. From teaching I entered the corporate world, working with large companies and learning their methods of operation. I then became an entrepreneur and began building my own businesses.
I created and grew three companies over a 20-year period and learned firsthand what it takes to deal with the enormous stress of maintaining high performance, good leadership and being your own boss.
After several years of self-exploration in psychotherapy, I realized how my own experiences could guide me in helping others. I became a psychotherapist and life coach and have been helping people to overcome their fears, become more resilient and lead more fulfilling lives for more than 20 years.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
I work with a lot of male clients, many of whom were previously of the opinion that going to a therapist indicated weakness. Men often consider reaching out for almost any type of help unmanly or unnecessary, thinking that they should be able to resolve problems on their own.
Sometimes a man is helped by thinking of therapy as a type of coaching, helpful guidance in areas of difficulty.
Many men change their perspective once they begin therapy. They come to understand that it is an opportunity to think about and examine one's innermost thoughts and feelings about important matters in one's life and can do so without being judged.