My Approach to Helping
MY PRACTICE HAS EVENING, WEEKEND, IN PERSON OR TELEHEALTH SESSIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU WITHIN THE WEEK! I have enjoyed over 29 years of working in the helping professions, with all ages and most populations. I take the approach of, What Would You Do If You Knew You Wouldn't Fail? Then I work with my clients to achieve that goal. I believe that we are all doing the best we can, with what we have, at the time we have it. So there is no shame or trauma that can not be healed or life pattern that we cannot improve on. I enjoy the people I have worked with over the years and look forward to working with you, so we can one day look back and say, "Wow look how far we have come"!
More Info About My Practice
Insurances accepted and a discount group plan for those not accessing insurance
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Family relationship issues, attachment, infidelity, infertility, trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, low self confidence, and building trust.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
By adding someone that is trained in your area of need to help you see the situation, road blocks and your forgotten strengths to help resolve your issues and reach your goals.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Working through issues from a new and strength based prospective.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love seeing people work through what they thought they could not and feeling stronger then they have in the past.
My Role as a Therapist
Provide guidance back to the strength you already have and develop new tools for life.
My Therapy Focus
Understanding each person for their individualism, learning what works, what does not work and developing new successful tools for each persons journey as they transition through life.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
All that we normally prefer to hide from others or the world, where a person wants to be and what helps motivate them.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
Treat others as I would want myself or family to be treated, honesty, empathy and hope.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Consider giving therapy a try, let your therapist know what keeps you on the fence, and what you would need to get off the fence. Also, consider giving therapy five sessions, perhaps interview a few therapist see which one feels safe.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Realize we all have negative experiences, explore with new therapist what will help prevent a similar negative experience as you move forward.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
The number one factor to me is if a person feels safe to let the walls down, safe to create change in their life and try something new that the therapist is suggesting.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I feel like my own struggles have provided me with the understanding of what it is like to feel vulnerable, need to fit in, be afraid to let someone in, or fear if people really knew me. I have experienced the benefit of having someone I trust, gently move me forward and reminding me it is time. I know what it is like to stand at that edge, worry, take that leap, fall down and have to dust myself off. I also know what it is like to be at the edge and worry of failure, and then take that deep breathe, jump and fly! I also know I am not the only one that can do that, we all can, we just need someone to help us believe!
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Weakness is when someone or something has broken through our vulnerabilities. Therapy is actually the opposite of weakness because it takes ALOT of courage to be willing to fully open up to someone else and take the chance of change.