My Approach to Helping
As a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in San Antonio, Texas I can help you navigate the difficulties you face in your life. Like most (probably all) of us, I have found that the deepest learning comes through suffering and the loss of hope - the very things that we tend to hold in deepest secret. Frederick Buechner put it this way:
"...I have come to believe that by and large the human family all has the same secrets, which are both very telling and very important to tell. They are telling in the sense that they tell what is perhaps the central paradox of our condition - that what we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else. It is important to tell at least from time to time the secret of who we truly and fully are - even if we tell it only to ourselves-because otherwise we run the risk of losing track of who we truly and fully are and little by little come to accept instead the highly edited version which we put forth in hope that the world will find it more acceptable than the real thing. It is important to tell our secrets too because it makes it easier that way to see where we have been in our lives and where we are going. It also makes it easier for other people to tell us a secret or two of their own, and exchanges like that have a lot to do with what being a family is all about and what being human is all about."
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas working with men, women, and adolescents. I specialize in abuse, trauma, and attachment. Specifically, I like to engage with people, thinking together about how these issues have affected their ability to form meaningful relationships.
I am married to my college sweetheart, Michael (also a psychotherapist) and we have three grown children and three grandchildren, all of whom are my favorite people on earth. I prefer to be at the beach or in the mountains; I love cooking, dinner parties, reading, traveling, retreating for prayer and silence at Lebh Shomea, and spending time with friends.