My Approach to Helping
Disruptions in relationships regularly occur in life and the experience of feeling disconnected is not uncommon. Many of us have experienced children growing older and leaving home, job loss, retirement, frequent arguments with those closest to us, divorce, separation, and death of loved ones. Some of us have experienced life-threatening events, serious illnesses and physical losses that result in a dramatic shift in how we fit into the world and in the lives of others. These events can result in a loss of satisfaction in life or at times a loss of hope in having a life worth living.
My approach to counseling is that we collaborate to create a plan that is designed around you, who you are as a person and your particular needs. I am a cognitive-behavioral therapist, working from the perspective that when we change our thoughts and our behaviors we can change our lives.
My commitment to you is to provide a safe and trusting relationship without judgment as well as create an environment where you are heard, understood and respected. My objective is to build hope, determine goals, and promote an attitude that change is possible by establishing practical steps that are congruent with your vision and values of life.