My Approach to Helping
Welcome. Thanks for taking the time to find the right counselor for YOU. I really honor the courage it takes to reach out and start the counseling process. It's so hard to know where to start when you are staring at a huge list of counselors!
Let me tell you what to expect if you work with me: I'm a caring, non-judgmental, supportive counselor, and I truly love what I do. I will sometimes laugh with you, I may shed a tear with you, and I will be a trustworthy, consistent source of support. I believe in counseling because I've seen it help hundreds of people, and it has kept me mentally and emotionally healthy so I can help you. Counseling may seem intimidating at first, but I see it as an ongoing, nonjudgmental conversation between two people that leads to personal growth and inner peace. And unlike other relationships, I'm here just for you; you don't have to share the microphone.
So...if your life and relationships are painful or chaotic, or you just know that life was meant to be better than it is, I would love to be in your corner. Sometimes, life's challenges exceed our resources and our ability to cope, and we just need some support and direction. That's where I come in.
Because all individuals, couples, and families are unique, I offer different types of counseling: office-based sessions, telehealth (video or telephone sessions), and outdoor "walk-and-talk" sessions right outside my office.
I would love to hear from you. It's as easy as calling or emailing me for a free 15-minute phone consultation. I try to reserve a weekly spot for a new client, so I can probably start working with you soon. If my approach speaks to you, I'd love to work with you!