My Approach to Helping
We believe that clients heal best when they are heard, understood and their experiences are validated. Everyone struggles in life but some challenges can be overwhelming. You deserve to be the person you want to be and live the life you want to live. You deserve more. I know from personal experience that asking for help can be hard but it demonstrates so much courage and determination. So many of our issues stem from unmet needs and unfinished business that can be addressed.
We believe in change. I believe that human beings are capable of transformative growth. If they are willing to look at their lives and learn to live in its possibilities. I refer to it as, "the journey through pain to passion." I know this because its reflective of my personal life journey. I get it, that's why I approach helping from the belief that when motivated individuals acquire the tools to listen, then acknowledge and honor each other's core needs, they can build on their innate strengths and shift behaviors leading to useful changes in their lives and relationships.
Having survived traumatic loss, relational struggle and medical challenges I can offer my clients a level of experience, authenticity, confidence and genuine connection that was lacking when I needed it most. I can now own my story and have been personally empowered by the transformation from suffering to healing. You can as well.
I am adept at helping individuals open communication between their partners, parents or families. I have so much passion for this work. I'm here for you; to listen, provide support and resources.
Our areas of focus are Children and Families, Divorce Mitigation, Eating Disorders, Veterans, Conflict in Couples and Families, Trauma, Addictive Behaviors & Secrets. Connect with us now for a free phone confidential consultation.
More Info About My Practice
Our practice offers: in-office, in-home Clinical Counseling, Skilled Nursing & TeleHealth services to the Puget Sound, WA area & beyond.
Our office hours are flexible to meet your needs. Evenings and Weekends.
I'm available for Clinical & Teletherapy services by appointment, 7 DAYS A WEEK.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have experience working with couple infidelity/trust, communication, sexual issues, divorce, and general relationship issues. Whether you are preparing for a new relationship, want to enrich an existing one, or have decided to end it amicably, I'm honored and able to help.
I'm a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator skilled in helping couples and families recognize their strengths and opportunities for growth, review personality traits, enhance communication skills, reduce conflicts and stress.
Teenagers and families have unique challenges. As a father of five, I know this from experience. As a licensed Family Therapist I am equipped with a toolbox of approaches to help address these challenges.
Whether you schedule a session with me, or one of the other qualified clinicians here at Sunrise Family Therapy please accept our invitation to heal, grow and connect.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
From our perspective, the therapeutic process is all about you. Don't ever stop the desire to grow, or assert your authentic self. We craft interventions based on the vision you have for your future.
You are the lead and I'm your collaborator. Your best is yet to come.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Connection. Connection. Connection. Are you a partner in your therapeutic process? Does your voice echo in the treatment plans, interventions, and outcomes? Are you really heard? Finally, has the therapist earned your trust?
All of the credentials, education, association affiliations are critically essential in selecting a therapist. But the most important factor is the ability of the therapist to express genuine empathy after establishing a real connection that leads to mutual trust and respect.
Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work
My therapeutic philosophy recognizes the influence of circular causality in maintaining negative patterns of interaction and communication. This is exemplified in how relationship pressures create stress which often lead to problems at home, school or at work. I can help the individual, couple or family navigate their path to more fulfilling relationships and a greater sense of self. I am available to work with clients of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation and any other identity criteria.
It is my ultimate desire to assist in the growth and development of those persons seeking positive change in their life experience and situation. I am an excellent listener who realizes that people need assistance in their lives from someone they can relate to and trust. I want to fill that role for you.