My Approach: My interest in psychotherapy stems from my belief that people are doing the best they can with what they have available to them. Counseling can be an opportunity to take a step back, review, reset and re-engage in a different more satisfying way. Having respect and appreciation for what each individual brings to the counseling session, helps in developing a collaborative and engaging relationship from which to work.
My style is interactive, focused on understanding strengths and areas of challenge along with learning new behaviors and ways of thinking leading to a successful and satisfying work and personal life.
My practice consists of many approaches that I have found to be effective over the years: cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution focused therapy customizing techniques tailored to fit each client’s specific individual needs.
Integrating mindfulness and concepts of emotional/social intelligence are additional tools employed to support clients to be present, decrease stress of daily living and communicate in ways that get the results they are desiring. Obtaining feedback from the client’s perspective is an ongoing part of our work together.
My clientele come from diverse ethnic, gender, age, backgrounds and experiences.
Areas of Practice:
- Transitional life issues: separation/divorce, retirement, job change, and aging
- Marital relationship/partner issues, parenting, step parenting and co-parenting
- Anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, grief/loss, co-dependency
- Work related issues, conflict and crisis management. stress and anger management
- Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer issues
- Sexual Harassment in the Worksite
“I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, to be understood and touched by them. The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand, and touch another person. When this is done I feel a contact has been made.” Virginia Satir