My Approach to Helping
I've built my skillset based on training from solid research in the field. I've worked in a variety of settings with a diverse population but there's always been a common thread. We all struggle and someway somehow we find the resilience to move forward and begin again. I became a therapist because of my personal experience with someone very close to me who struggled with mental illness and that has stayed with me.
I strive to provide that rare experience that resonates inside and tells you something has changed. There's a shift. You finally feel relief that you've broken through the rut. You can breath a little, have some space. You now have the strength to reach out again because you’ve got solid footing, you’ve got some ground beneath you. You’ve found your balance.
More Info About My Practice
As a husband I understand the fear of not being good enough or being alone. As a father I understand the responsibilities and demands that we place on ourselves. As a professional I understand the pressure and stress we feel on a daily basis. I live and work in Willow Glen because I appreciate the community of people looking out for each other.
My Therapy Focus
Couples: Using material from the most common approaches to couples therapy, I offer a structured 8 sessions to increase and expand communication. You'll learn new skills and practice them in session as each week builds upon the previous one. The goal is to learn by doing with established exercises that give you distinct tools to better understand each other.
Men: Throughout time we have been expected to be strong, brave and aggressive. But the world has changed and we haven't adapted. Now we are being called to turn inward by conquering the fears inside that hold us back. Breaking through old beliefs isn't easy but it can be done. The irony is that real strength is vulnerability. And real power is knowing yourself and owning it. Let's be honest, stoicism is lonely. Staying silent is isolating. And keeping it in, just isn't working anymore. I believe character is built from resilience. I think change comes from acceptance of who you really are. Its time to take some accountability.