My Approach to Helping
Hello. I am a licensed psychologist (in Texas and in Alberta, Canada) with over 17 years of clinical experience helping people cope effectively with change, stress and trauma. If you find yourself in a stressful or traumatic situation (e.g., loss of a loved one, experiencing sudden life changes, coping with an affair), therapy can help. In our sessions, therapeutic work will be done in a respectful, collaborative manner. I utilize an integrative psychotherapeutic approach with proven methods, through which you will learn skills that will help you to heal and successfully manage the complexities of your life situation. In learning to deal more effectively with the difficulties you are facing, you will feel better and your situation will improve.
If you are reading this, it likely means that you are getting very serious about changing some parts of how you operate. When we're feeling stuck or facing a difficult problem or situation, that's a great time to try something out of the ordinary for us. Therapy can be that. In therapy, I will work with you to help you achieve your best self. To change those parts of yourself that are not perhaps working so well. To have the courage to dream your highest dream, and then let's develop the plan that will take you there. Good therapy is really hard work. I will support you and challenge you to think more clearly about yourself and your life, to take yourself more seriously, and to do those things that allow you to live your best life. I will not encourage you to see yourself as passive - you are the engine that drives your life. Let's engage those parts of you that want to heal, to get better, to feel good, to have better relationships, etc. We will ask, "What brings meaning and purpose to your life?" Then, we will act in ways that promote and support you in living your life in those ways.. I'll help you get very present to what is going on in your mind and life, and then you will be in a better position to face those aspects or yourself and your life that you want to overcome. Collaboratively, supportively, yet firmly, we will work together and you will be supported to embrace the freedoms and choices you have so that you can have ever greater levels of authorship for your life.