My Approach to Helping
Life can often feel overwhelming, especially when faced with anxiety, addictions, and ongoing medical concerns. My goal is to help you find ways to cope with these struggles while addressing the underlying causes. I view each aspect of a person's life as important and adjust my approach to best fit each person's needs.
Some approaches I often use include finding small steps that can lead to big change, making meaning out of experiences, and understanding how we relate to others and ourselves.
I work well with adults and teenagers, first responders, people new to counseling or who have repeatedly tried counseling without success, and Christians.
I provide individual, couples, and family counseling, D&A/DUI assessments, and anger management groups.
More Info About My Practice
I offer in-person appointments in Lancaster, PA and online appointments for people throughout Pennsylvania.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
That's ok, many people do!
I have found that how the counselor and person seeking help relate often has to do with personal preferences. I have worked with many clients who met with excellent counselors and it didn't work because they couldn't connect or the approach was wrong.
This doesn't mean that you "failed" at counseling. It simply means that a different counselor would be more helpful. If you need help and counseling didn't work before, please reach out to a different counselor so you can find the healing you need.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
Every person struggles with life and needs help from time to time. I view mental health 'disorders' as our way of managing a stressful world. Let's face it, if using a substance, or yelling at a partner, or - well you name it - didn't help in some way we wouldn't do it.
I don't see this as "pathological" or a diagnosis to be fixed but as a common part of being a human. My goal is to help each person I work with develop more effective ways of dealing with this stressful world and live the lives they want to live.