My Approach to Helping
My experiences in life have equipped me to view at counseling as a holistic experience, integrating the mind, soul and body. I believe in acting as a stable support system for my client, as they discover the root of their issues, while also providing them a safe refuge in which they are free to be their true inner beings, safe from all harm and judgment. This positive attitude, joined with my health-care outlook enables me to connect with my client as an individual, as well as a friend. Together, as companions, we will develop a collaborative relationship to overcome the obstacles and stresses of everyday life, in order for you to achieve your true potential.
Licensed Minister (Christian Based)
Individual, Group, and Marriage & Family therapy
Critical Care Nurse (20+ years)
Crisis Intervention Therapist
Certified Life Innovations Counselor (Pre-marital and Marital)
Mental Health Care Professional
My Role as a Therapist
I work one-on-one to help unearth the cause of frustration, stress, resentment, pain, etc... in my client's life. I help my clients define their goals and facilitate a plan to create and maintain positive change. As the relationship between my client and I strengthens, fundamental issues will rise into focus. It is not unusual for a client to enter counseling with one specific goal in mind, only to find that something else becomes the focus of their work. Because counseling is a week=by-week, dynamic experience, the content of our sessions will constantly adapt and adjust to whatever the situations come up. Treatment plans and solutions are adjusted to fit with changes in the client's life.
I try to help clients cope with and resolve their problems so they will ultimately no longer need counseling. In order to reach this goal, we must work together to uncover the root of the issues and generate realistic solutions that can be put into practice in the client's life.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
As a psychologist, I strive to benefit those with whom I work and take care to do no harm. Professionally, I seek to safeguard the welfare and rights of those with whom I interact with and other affected persons. When conflicts occur, I attempt to resolve these conflicts in a responsible fashion to avoid or minimize harm. Because I know my actions may affect the lives of others, I am alert to guard against personal, financial, social, organizational, or political factors influencing my judgement. I always strive to be aware of the possible effect of my own physical and mental health and my ability to help those with whom I work with on their journey.