My Approach to Helping
You help everyone else, but who helps you? Anger, stress, conflict keeping you stuck? As you rise in your profession, you might find fewer people you trust, fewer available mentors to help you deal with the increase in responsibility and stress. And your friends and family may not really understand your challenges. For 30+ years, I've been helping professionals, and families understand the "why" of their struggles and the "what next" strategies that can work right now!
If your important conversations become angry debates (when all your really wanted was to get your point across- to be heard), if anger, conflict, and stress are hurting you professionally and personally, let's talk about how I can help. I know that asking for help might feel like the hardest thing you've ever done. I also know that taking that risk could help you feel much better.
If you're unsure about starting or returning to therapy, let's talk - then you decide! You only need to make that first call. Please visit my website for more detailed information about me and about my practice. Or - email or call me to schedule an appointment or to set up a complementary phone consultation. I look forward to talking with you soon.
More Info About My Practice
When your life is changing too quickly, it can be hard to manage the challenges those changes may present. If you also are having difficulty communicating effectively with the important people in your life, you may find that you don't have the support you need - just at a time when your struggle feels unmanageable.
Large or small, life's transitions demand that you feel or do something different. Even positive changes can be overwhelming - especially if you don't know how to let others know your needs. Life doesn't need to be so tough. Therapy can help you clarify the issues, figure out your options, and decide what to do next. Check out my website for more information about my work.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My profile states that I work with "men's issues!" So the question I'm often asked is, "how are men's issues different than woman's issues?" The men I've seen in my office over many years have taught me that those issues aren't necessarily different; however, the ways in which men have learned to cope with the challenges of growing up and of being an adult in our society are often a bit different. If you're a man struggling with anger, conflict, and way too much stress, I encourage you to take that first step and give me a call. I'd be happy to answer your questions, explain how I work, and give you a chance to see if you'd like to make that first appointment.
Anger: Are people you respect and care about are urging you to get some help with your anger? When you're feeling frustrated: when you don't know how to get your needs met, when communication hits a dead end, you may feel you have no other options than to act out those angry feelings. While we all get angry at times, if your anger is hurting your professional or personal relationships, let's chat to see how how I can help.
Relapse Prevention: If you are in recovery, doing well, but concerned that now there might be some other issues arising in your life that could threaten that solid recovery, I can help. I encourage you to check out my website and to give me a call, if you'd like some more information about how we can work together on maintaining your sobriety.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Does this sound familiar? You've been on line searching for some help. Maybe you've had a bad therapy (or just not so helpful) experience previously. Or this whole thing is new to you, and seems a bit odd and rather risky - calling some stranger to discuss rather personal concerns. Or you're just not sure who and how to choose that "just right" therapist.......
I'd like to tell you to just give me a call and all will be fine! But I really can't guarantee that I'll be the right therapist for you. Or even that I can help. What I can guarantee is that I'll take the time to talk with you, answer your questions, and help you decide if you feel as though I can help. And while you're deciding, I'll be doing the same thing. If it seems to me that you need help with an issue that is not an area of strength for me, I'll definitely let you know. And, when possible, offer you some more appropriate referrals.
Whether it's me you call or someone else, I do encourage you to make that first call, write that first email, so that you can gather the information you need to decide if you'd like to make that first appointment. I wish you well, as you make this decision and as you continue to reach out for support. And thanks for reading these brief thoughts!