My Approach to Helping
Effective psychotherapy happens in a safe, non-judgmental environment where two people can build an authentic connection. This very connection is healing, allowing trust and openness to develop. The journey of therapy can be profound as well as practical, leading to inner transformation and greater skillfulness in how we live.
While I have training in Gestalt Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy, I don't believe there is a single orientation that addresses all issues for all people. In session my approach is experiential - together we will use experimentation, awareness and skills development, likely drawn from several orientations, to help you reach your goals.
My path to becoming a therapist came and continues to develop from my own life-long inquiry into questions like "Who am I?" and "What do I want?" It's an honor and a deep pleasure to work with others on their path.
More Info About My Practice
I am currently accepting new clients.
You can get more information and we can briefly discuss your concerns by calling me.
You can also schedule an initial appointment and complete the necessary paperwork on your own through my website. When you get to the website look for the link to Online Scheduling.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy can be thought of as the art and skill of change. Sustainable and relevant change comes not through trying to build new habits but through the practice of accepting where we are now and creating spaciousness in our psychology. Being where we are now means accepting our current situation - the starting point to where we want to be. Creating spaciousness means addressing our conditioning and our expectations of what change should look like. Just like a tree grows (changes) in a good way when it has enough space and resources, so people change (grow) in a good way when they have inner spaciousness.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Much of my practice is made up of working with men, and men often avoid going to therapy because they want to see if they can work it out on their own. I appreciate this approach; we all want to feel more in control of our life. Men who do chose to come to therapy usually find it to be a positive experience. Part of my goal as a counselor is to provide a highly supportive, safe and judgment-free environment for people to do their work in. When you're ready for the next step, I'll be here.