My Approach to Helping
I love helping people become free to live their life with strength, wisdom and confidence. My approach to counseling, therapy and coaching, developed over the past 27 years, is focused on you and I working together as a team on your goals, in a comfortable, accepting, and non-judgmental way. In the first session or two I will hear your story and what your goals are. After that, we will start working on a menu of practical tools and strategies aimed towards helping you feel better, calmer, happier, more confident. Once you have learned some good coping tools, then we can explore anything from your present situation in life or your past history that might be holding you back from living the life you desire to live. If there are things from your past or present that interfere with your life, I have a number of powerful strategies that can help you release any negative emotional charge you may be carrying in your body & mind about that. People who see me typically do not spend an hour just "talking" about a problem, but rather learning ways of dealing with the problem more effectively. I am interactive and willing to give feedback on your ideas. I believe good therapy can take place in a short amount of time, or sometimes it needs more time, depending on how complicated someone's concerns are. My philosophy is always "strengths based," helping you discover and more effectively utilize the strengths already within you, or to help you develop new ones.
Though I use a wide variety to tools and strategies in my work with people, I have become certified in three models of therapy that I think are particularly powerful in helping people to become more free in their lives: (1.) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR; (2.) Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy; and (3.) Holographic Memory Resolution. Please contact me if you have any questions about them, or about how I do therapy.
I offer monthly groups called, "Happiness Breaks," that are about facilitating you in learning ways of raising your happiness level, and developing greater resiliency. They meet once a month on a Tuesday evening. Upcoming "Happiness Breaks" are scheduled for 1/8, 2/5, 3/12, and 4/9. They are held in Schaumburg, IL. The cost is $35 per session, which is not covered by insurance. Call 847-781-1407 or email to register for one or more groups.