My Approach to Helping
COVID-19 SAFETY NOTE:
I have office hours available for those who are vaccinated. If you are staying home, like many people, the work of counseling can go on through online counseling sessions. These are easy to set up and use a confidential browser connection.
Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma so often cause us to lose the connection with others, and we end up feeling isolated and alone. You may have decided on counseling before, but put it off or couldn't overcome the hurdles. Most people naturally want to solve their problems on their own. Having trouble doesn't make you bad or a failure. It isn't your fault. It's just that some problems are terribly difficult to overcome without help.
But how do you decide on a counselor? A therapist's particular therapeutic approach may not be the most important thing when it comes to getting the help you are looking for. Research says the most important thing is you. Your particular characteristics, your resilience, determination, courage, and insight, make more of a difference in successful counseling than anything else.
So what does that mean about choosing a counselor? It is very likely that any therapist in this listing would work hard to help you. But research and experience say there is something important about how you and a therapist are able to relate to each other. It's called the "therapeutic alliance." It is the sense that you can connect with someone, open up to them, and trust the process.
But without actually meeting that person, how do you know if he or she might be someone you can really work with? Trust your intuition. See what you can find out about that person. Go to their website and spend some time there. Some counselors offer introductory meetings at no, or reduced cost. Take advantage of this when it is available.
I help those struggling with anxiety, trauma, and depression find renewed strength, peace, and purpose. I have done my best to make my website an accurate and authentic reflection of who I am as a counselor and as a person. There is a link on this page, underneath my picture. I invite you to take a look.