My Approach to Helping
People come to therapy for emotional support and also seek practical solutions to the very real issues in their lives. Both individuals and couples need to work thru the emotion of their circumstances and are also very much looking for a fresh perspective, one based in experience and expertise that only years in the field can give, that will help them determine what they can do about it.
I work to help my clients find solutions whenever possible & develop effective ways to cope with the impact of those things in their life that they can't change. I take an approach to counseling that practical and goal oriented while incorporating the essential emotional component. I have a style is one that both women and men feel comfortable with and connect.
The work I do is with primarily with individuals and couples. I have an educational background and have held a license in Marriage and Family Therapy since 1998 which is readily applied to both the individual and to couples. I have extensive post-graduate training in individual issues like anxiety, depression and life stressors and have completed Level 1 & 2 of Gottman's Couple's therapy approach and the Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT.)
I actively work with my clients to provide a secure place where they can confidently work thru life's challenges on the path to living the best version of themselves & succeed in the face of those challenges. I help them restore the relationships that bring meaning to their lives, to recover & heal from life's struggles & ultimately thrive whenever possible.