My Approach to Helping
Working with adults on relationship issues is my passion, and my specialty. Couples, especially, who are struggling with communication and trust, who don\'t know how to close the distance, but want to - these are my ideal clients. I also love helping those whose partner will not come to therapy, people struggling whether to end their relationship, or dealing with a break-up.
More Info About My Practice
I sometimes bring my hypoallergenic dog (Bichon mix), Chester, to work. In fact, if you sat in my waiting room enough, you might see as many as five dogs and a cat that accompany their humans to work in my office building on any given day.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I didn't come from a perfect background, and I've made plenty of mistakes in life. I have joked that, rather than learning from others' missteps, I have to wade halfway across a raging river to realize it might be ill advised. I just have to learn through experience.
I can say, though, I have earned any wisdom I gained. Not much of what I know came too easily, and I think that helps me understand where my clients are coming from. It's hard to admit when we are not where we wanted to be - or who. I get it. Things get tough and we do the best we can. I serve my clients better because I know my limitations, my past mistakes, and that keeps me humble, compassionate, and always striving toward growth. In that way, I am just like my clients.