My Approach to Helping
Do you find yourself repeating old patterns that just aren't working? Do you struggle with parenting issues or stress that you can't resolve? Talking with a counselor can offer a fresh perspective as well as new ideas about how to make your life more enjoyable. I welcome free phone consultations to discuss your specific issues and whether or not we would be a good fit for counseling.
I believe that, as our world becomes more disconnected and self centered, the consequences are felt in our lack of connection to ourselves and to the people in our lives. If you don't feel the closeness to your partner, your family, or yourself, we can work together to address and improve these issues. Helping adults, adolescents, and children come to know themselves better and have healthier relationships, is one of the focuses of my practice.
More Info About My Practice
I have assisted a wide variety of people - from children (age 3) to elders - In my 25 plus years as a counselor, I have also a helped with a variety of issues including surviving the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, divorce, cancer and burn injuries.
I volunteer with Casting for Recovery - a National Program that helps women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I also consult with the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors - an international organization that helps burn survivors and their friends and families.
I am also trained in working with trauma including the use of specialized techniques such as EMDR and mindfulness meditation, and self compassion.
What Makes up a Problem?
A problem is anything that stops you from having the fulfilling life that you desire - whether that be a life event that you have been presented with or a relationship that isn't working as you would like. A problem could also be having a difficult time relaxing, sleeping or knowing how to move forward in your life after a life transition. You get to define the problem and we will work together to find a way to resolve it.