My Approach to Helping
I provide a safe, trusting environment where people can explore their painful feelings, understand where they come from and learn ways to effectively manage these emotions. I believe in helping people understand the way in which their past relationships, especially early childhood impacts their current relationships. People often develop negative self images based on early childhood relationships. I help people identify those negative beliefs and attitudes and develop healthy, positive self images. In addition, I help people change ineffective interpersonal behaviors, so they can have satisfying adult relationships. I teach people effective communication skills. I teach couples how to understand each other's needs and desires. I help adolescents express their confusion and create a future they are passionate about. Mostly, I help people know themselves first and transfer that knowledge to creating and maintain relationships they flourish in.