My Approach to Helping
I believe we all experience emotional wounding in our lives and at times a skilled guide is needed to navigate the path to healing and personal growth. I offer you my compassionate understanding, acceptance, and respect with over 40 years experience assisting individuals, couples and families gain the skills and insights they need to live happier, more rewarding lives. I believe there is a core self within each of us that is unique and ours alone. In cases of profound wounding and trauma our core self can be weakened, but it is never broken or lost. Lasting healing can result through the rediscovery and strengthening of your core self. Some of the difficulties we encounter in our lives have to do with relationships, family conflict, work,--where practical skills and solutions as well as help with insight may be needed. I teach practical skills such as communication, parenting skills, anxiety reduction through mindfulness, guided visualization and other techniques. I provide short-term therapy and long-term depth psychotherapy. Most importantly, I believe a good therapist keeps working on their own issues with honesty and integrity throughout their life. Through my own life challenges and tragedies, I have gained a deep compassion for what others have been through and a career I love. It would be my pleasure to meet you and help you achieve your goals. Please call me to explore how we might work together.