My Approach to Helping
How can I help? Whether you have specific goals or an underlying feeling that something "isn't right", doing something about it takes courage. You can do this!
My approach to therapy is based on positive psychology (what's right with you), mindfulness (development of non-judgmental awareness, inner calm, and positive emotions), and problem solving. I want you to feel better and live a more satisfying life!
No problems are too big, too complicated, or too scary for me. But they might be for you. You don't have to face them alone.
No one can guarantee that a particular type of therapy or a specific therapist is right for you. The only way to find out is to see for yourself. Since you're thinking about it, I hope you do, with me or someone else.
More Info About My Practice
I have moved my practice to ONLINE only. With COVID-19 restrictions, I realized that I don't want to go back to the "way things were." In addition to other pluses: The convenience of meeting online eliminates the anxiety and stress of traveling to an office for sessions.
I have a lifetime of LIFE experience in addition to my training and clinical experience which I believe has resulted in a modest amount of wisdom and insight. I walk the talk I suggest to all my clients.
Let's talk so you can see if this therapy is what you've been looking for.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
Your relationship with your therapist is important!
Underlying all of the work is trust. So it's really important that you feel held, heard, and respected. You should be able to talk to your therapist about anything without fear of rejection or criticism: yourself, your relationships, your past, your present, sex, money, death, accomplishments, goals, wants, desires, fantasies, fears, feelings from your perspective, not what you've been taught should be, but what is and was.
The way I "do" therapy is called a client-centered (by, for, and about you), interactive (a two-way conversation), transparent (ask questions when you have them), and collaborative (we work together).