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 time, effort, and courage.
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 see if this therapy is what you've been looking for. Take a look at my website, then call, email, or text me. I’ll answer your questions and let you know if your insurance will cover sessions before we schedule an appointment.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
Your relationship with your therapist is important. Underlying all of the work of therapy is trust. So it's really important that you feel 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, money, death, accomplishments, goals...and especially your thoughts and feelings from your perspective, not what you've been taught you should think, feel, or do, but what is right for you.
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).