My Approach to Helping
Do you feel bogged down with anger, anxiety, depression or overwhelming stress? Is your marriage in trouble? There is hope. We are not made to live life alone. Sometimes talking to someone with a caring, professional ear is what it takes to set in motion a lasting change for the better. Overcoming the obstacles that stop us and excelling to become a better person, spouse, parent or professional is my goal in partnering with you.
Working as a Military & Family Life Counselor for over 14½ years, I developed an expertise in working with military members and their families. Most of the issues and challenges that military families face are similar to the ones that you face today and with the same mental, emotional and spiritual solutions.
More Info About My Practice
I integrate my faith into the counseling process when it is asked for by the client. Though I am a Christian, I work with Christians and non-Christians, people who express their faith in a variety of ways, and people who express no interest in faith or God. I do not impose my views on the client, but help the client work through the issues they bring into counseling. I have had many years working in a variety of settings such as a psychiatric hospital, in military settings, in a church as well as a private practice.
My Role as a Therapist
Overcoming the obstacles that bog you down and reaching for excellence in your endeavors are the goals I would consider a privilege in pursuing with you.
My Therapy Focus
I approach counseling with the best tools available and to integrate my faith when it is desired by the client. I am comfortable and confident in working with whatever issues someone brings into counseling, regardless of their faith perspectives. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact me.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
You should know by the first session whether I'm the right fit for you. You should feel accepted, not judged and emotionally safe in working with me, and there should be a rapport that is present and you should feel confident that I can not only connect with you, but help you with the issues you are bringing into counseling. If we determine that this is not a good fit, then I would be more than happy to refer you to a therapist that you want to work with.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
It is impossible to say. Most clients are sufficiently helped within an average of 12 sessions, however, many factors are involved in one's change. There is no right number. Some are helped within 3-6 sessions. Others longer. The client often knows when their desired goals have been met and state a desire to terminate.