My Approach to Helping
Finding the right therapist is often a challenge...and taking that first step to call someone can also be daunting. Once you finally cross those bridges and you're in the therapist's office, how far can you trust that person to understand you without judgement and with a compassionate heart? How can you tell that they know how to deal with your particular issues and can help you resolve them? You're investing your time, your money and your vulnerability. Can you expect wisdom, caring and relief?
I've been successful at treating many different kinds of people and problems for over 35 years, and I care about helping you. I try to get to the point as quickly as I can without sacrificing the time it takes to develop trust and a sense of safety. My aim is to be effective and practical, yet sensitive to your needs and feelings from beginning to end. For you to feel like you can relax and share yourself with me, you have to feel held with respect, honor and deep insight. I'm able to provide those qualities while helping you discover the pathways to the resolution of your issues.
More Info About My Practice
In working with you, I use a number of different approaches and techniques in creative ways, as needed. I've learned that cookie cutter approaches never work where people are concerned, so I use my training, experience and intuition to decide the best way to approach any life experience or problem. I've studied and trained in many different forms of therapy over the years, and hold licenses in clinical psychology and marriage and family therapy. I'm also a certified addictions counselor and a certified EMDR therapist, a form of therapy that's effective for both early childhood and adult trauma, as well as anxiety, depression and many other issues.
If you're ready to work on the life experiences that are causing you distress, I'll be there for you. I bring my own continual personal growth to the process of psychotherapy, as well as years of spiritual practice. Psychotherapy is my primary form of service to the world, and I'm ready to help you live a more fulfilled life.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My specialties include the following: couples, relationship and marriage therapy, especially recreating intimacy and connection; early childhood trauma; adult post-trauma; addiction recovery; relapse prevention and co-dependency. I also work with anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues, using EMDR and other forms of therapy such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems, self psychology and voice dialogue.