My Approach to Helping
Changing your life takes effort. If you already know how to improve or change your situation, you do not need therapy. For the rest of us, using a therapist can make a change a lot smoother. I think the magic of therapy in part is receiving 100% focused attention, and high-quality feedback. I like to give my clients constructive tools, teach them how to manage their thoughts and moods, introduce lessons in"Living Life Skills 101," take a different perspective on problems, and how to get more support in their life. This applies to relationships, school, employment, communication, life transitions, or finances. I especially work with folks diagnosed with Bipolar. Regardless of the source of your suffering, I use scientifically validated methods that suit your situation in order to bring you more relief, peace, and clarity as quickly as is reasonable. I have a background in meditation, education, and 12-Step work.
My style is relaxed and interactional and conversational. I use the combination of methods I think will benefit you the most with your input.
If you see yourself with a therapist who is skilled, conversational, respectful, warm-hearted, and with a light sense of humor, let's meet each other in a free phone call. I'd like to learn more about what you are hoping to get from counseling.