My Approach to Helping
"I've often seen life as a big 'school room' in which the lessons can be fascinating, fun, sometimes frustrating, often difficult, and even traumatic. I feel privileged to have served a wide range of individuals and couples, gay, straight, young or old, as they have pursued their journeys toward health, recovery, balance and personal growth. I offer support and reflection, skill building and guidance as people confront and resolve their issues, doing so with as much love, compassion and humor as possible.
I have served as a psychotherapist for 30+ years in the Kalamazoo area. I work with adults and older teens, focusing on relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, LGBT issues, communication, skill building, and personal growth. I work with individuals and couples, and have frequently offered group therapy and workshops over the years.
I see myself as a guide and teacher for those who wish to learn and grow as they move through this great school of life."