My Approach to Helping
I help individuals and couples heal from the past, change in the present, and hope for a bright future.
People can change, relationships can heal. I see it every day.
If you are experiencing relationship, communication, or trust issues, if conflict, infidelity, or sexual issues are interfering with emotional intimacy or sexual satisfaction, don't give up hope!
I am an experienced therapist, affirming, supportive, and effective. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Or. and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Wa. and I meet the high standards of a National Board Certified Counselor. I am a Certified Marriage Counselor (Gottman and Emotion Focused Therapy). I work with traditional and non-traditional couples, and 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.
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 of 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 partner spouse.
I have a successful track record helping clients 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+ folx. 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
I strive to create a safe nonjudgmental space for all types of couples and individuals. My casual style of doing therapy is supportive, direct, and effective. I use only best practices and proven techniques to help clients heal from past pains, address present problems, and find hope for the future. I offer communication and coping skills and encourage healthy boundaries. I asked challenging questions to entice self-reflection and personal responsibility.