My Approach to Helping
I believe people can change, I believe people can heal and find hope. I see it everyday in my clients.
If you are experiencing relationship, communication, or trust issues, if conflict, infidelity, or sexual issues are interfering with emotional intimacy or sexual satisfaction, if you are suffering from anxiety, depression, or stress...
I can help!
I am an experienced therapist, affirming, supportive, and effective. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Wa. and Licensed Professional Counselor in Or. I meet the high standards of a National Board Certified Counselor. I am a member of the American Psychological Association and American Counseling Association, a Certified Parenting Coach, and Marriage Counselor.
I specialize in Sexual Wellness (Sex Therapy). I work with traditional and nontraditional couples, LGBTQ+ individuals and couples.
I have worked for years as a university professor of psychology and I now work full time as a counselor because I love helping people improve personal and relational well-being.
I am originally from Venice California, I have four grown children, two grandkids, and I have been happily and successful marriage for almost 30 years.
More Info About My Practice
My specialty is in addressing relationship and sexual problems, anxiety and depression.
I am trained and experienced in helping couples with trust issues, infidelity, communication, and sexual concerns. My 20+ years experience, certification in Pre-marriage and Marriage Counseling with additional training by the Gottman Institute of Marriage and Emotionally Focused Marriage Therapy has well prepared me to help you and your partnerspouse.
I have a successful track record helping folks suffering from anxiety and depression. Working together with clients they improve their mood, feel more focused and motivated (get unstuck), reduce worry and manage stress better. Clients have improved their relationship with them-self and others and improve overall well-being. There is hope for you to enjoy your life more.
I am an affirming advocate of LGBTQ+ persons. I am a member of ALGBTIC (Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling) with training from WPATH (the World Professional Association for Transgender Health).
My Role as a Therapist
My hope is to create a casual comfortable environment for my clients. I use various tools and techniques help clients heal from past pains, address present problems, and find hope for the future. . Together we tend to faulty and unwanted thoughts, process uncomfortable feelings, and address unhelpful behaviors. I offer communication and coping skills and encourage healthy boundaries. I asked challenging questions to entice self-reflection and personal responsibility. When appropriate, I ethically incorporate spirituality and my client's personal values and worldview.