My Approach to Helping
My Masters Degree is in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology. The heart of my approach is humanistic. My 35 years in private practice has been centered on compassion, honesty, and goal focused therapy. I strongly believe in the individual's/family's ability to heal themselves with proper guidance and a witness to their process. In my work with couples and parents, I place a strong emphasis on accountability as essential to improvement in relationships. I often will work on an individual basis with both members of a couple, as well as seeing them together. This allows me a comprehensive understanding of all contributing factors in a couple's problems. I have the ability not to "take sides" in couple or family problems. The result has been a high success rate in my family and marital therapy. In my work with children, I always evaluate a child's problem in the context of the family system. Parents need to be willing to be involved in the treatment. Sometimes I will meet only with the parents, with excellent results.