My Approach to Helping
I encourage you to build on your strengths in facing life challenges. Good therapy helps you to be more competent in living your life. The first step is getting a clear understanding of the problems or dilemmas you are experiencing, as well as your resources and strengths. Good therapy works with your motivation and energy to examine your thoughts, feelings, and behavior and the behavior of others. From your awareness and with feedback from me, you will develop ideas about how to move your life forward.
More Info About My Practice
About 60% of the people I work with are couples or people dealing with a couple problem. The other 40% of the people are addressing issues related to stress, depression, anxiety, addictions, loss of self direction, or family tension. To enhance my clinical work and to keep me growing professionally, I am conducting a 25-year longitudinal study on marriage and the family. I have written a self help book for couples, Are We Having Fun Yet?, and published professional articles and chapters on marriage and family process.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
One of the guiding principles in my work with you is to respect your competence and expertise. Therefore, I ask you questions for me to understand you better and to activate your internal wisdom. I give you my thoughts about you and your situation in a way that hopefully helps you to be clearer about what you think about yourself and others.