"What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Welcome! Thanks for visiting my website to learn more about my counseling services. I pride myself on my ability to establish a warm, safe, friendly, comfortable and productive counseling relationship with my clients.
I believe positive change is always possible, regardless of how "big" or entrenched the problem may seem. I am upbeat, action-oriented, pragmatic, and solution-focused.
I am primarily Cognitive-Behavioral in approach (what you think effects what you feel and therefore do), but honor and utilize other approaches (e.g. mindfulness, Gestalt, Attachment) as well.
I do not use a "cookie cutter" or "one size fits all" approach to counseling. You are, after all, unique.
I have helped people struggling with anxiety/depression be "happy for the first time in twenty years" and those who binge/overeat understand, control and resolve their underlying emotional triggers. I have helped upset, angry teenagers to relinquish high-risk behaviors like cutting and running away while supporting their anxious parents to establish firm and reasonable boundaries, resolve conflicts and improve communication.
Regardless of whether the problem is something specific (like a phobia or overeating) or general (like anxiety, depression, sense of worth or relationship conflicts) most people benefit from getting some guidance to find new solutions. Like the old joke says: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result."
Chances are you've been working really hard on solving your problem. My job is to help you find a different, more productive way to do it.