My Approach to Helping
"Your passions drive you, and therapy keeps you on the road." Together we will work to keep your smart, passionate self on the road you want to be on, while cultivating healthy and happy relationships along the way.
I prefer methods of therapy that get underneath the surface of problems and help you to escape negative patterns of behavior or poor communication, understand yourself and others in ways that can empower you to change, and are ultimately oriented on your wellness rather than stopping at "what is wrong with you."
I am a former IT professional and love working with people from the tech industry, entrepreneurs, and the greater geeky-nerdy community.
More Info About My Practice
My special conceit is that I am "The Therapist to Portland's Tech and Geek Community."
I not only know "my people" very well, but I have more than 7 years of experience in doing professional counseling work with them -- both as individuals and couples -- to work through the unique challenges they face.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is first about healing, and further it's about keeping well.
No human is an island, and much of our existences are in relationships with others and within ourselves. For me, psychotherapy is all about using that relationship -- plus a lot of techniques learned from training and experience -- to help the people in my office both heal and grow.