My Approach to Helping
I focus on three areas as a psychotherapist. The first is helping adults manage depression, anxiety, and trauma. This has been a focus of mine for almost a decade. You can't get to your goals unless you understand and balance these conditions.
A second area of interest is work with aging, illness, and, yes, the last breath. Turning 40 is the beginning of some twists and turns. Why? This is the time you evaluate how you've done and where you want to go. And often, the two don't jive. Second half of life brings up many questions you didn't ask the first time around. Now with some 30-40 years left, life nudges you to think twice about what you glanced over the first time. What do I want to do with the rest of my life? Why am I slowing down? Am I ready for all the changes? Don't answer too fast. Just think it through.
Third, spirituality. I'm no fan of claims about the 'right' way. Your spirituality is my priority. I help men and women incorporate their version into what they want to do with their lives. How to build and utilize spiritual principles is not as easy as they say. It takes time to process. And this is especially true of people who started down this path and were wounded by supposedly a sacred haven. Thus, I dedicate my time to helping a portion of the population recover from spiritual abuse.
In addition, I am personally interested in the mystical and magical. I help populations who mingle with deity, ancestors, and the paranormal. Don't freak out and, please, leave out what you watch on TV. Many believe in this "Hidden Otherness" however defined. And they rely on this resource to help them through life's challenges. I guide you with scholarly skepticism and ensure that these pieces don't tilt your efforts toward well-being.
If you are interested in any of the above, consider investing. Not 'to fix' but to thrive. Therapy is not what it use to be. It is a resource for healing, recovering, and thriving.