My Approach to Helping
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed professional clinical counselor, and a life coach. I specialize in counseling for teens who are suffering and for parents too! I also specialize in counseling men and women in mid-life crisis situations. Much of my focus the past several years has been on helping individuals (men, women, and teens) turn down the negative self-talk, the negative "chatter" that prevents one from achieving greater success and happiness. It is this negative voice that decreases confidence and productivity and increases anxiety and depression. I know what that’s like, as I, too, was plagued with that for many years. Through my own therapy years ago and through my work, I have developed techniques that have helped many others find and develop their own "Inner Coach," as I have. Together, we work to strengthen the inner coach that silences the negative chatter and encourages better growth, balance, confidence, and positive well-being.
Through the years, I have worked with individual clients suffering from anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationships, sexual orientation, loss and grief, life transitions, and anger management issues. I utilize CognitiveBehavioral Therapy, Coherence Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I do not work with couples.
In my practice, I strive to be as real, honest, and authentic as possible. My goal is to create a collaborative environment in which the client can grow and prosper. I am not the stereotypical therapist. I am actively involved in the client’s "world" and therapeutic work.