Welcome. The decision whether to seek counseling, for you or a family member, is a big one. I offer a compassionate, safe, and supportive environment in which I work with clients to resolve difficult and often confusing emotions, improve communication, and develop a more vibrant, intentional, and healthy way of life.
Together we can work to develop appropriate goals and means by which to achieve them. For some, a traditional talk therapy approach may be most suitable, whereas others may enjoy and benefit from a more dynamic, creative, and expressive experience.
Many people are aware of their wounds- difficult emotions that result from trauma, grief, and loss. Unfortunately, ignoring these feelings and memories rarely works and we end up restricting our lives and avoiding people, places, and things that may remind us of these wounds. I believe many of these feelings must be faced and worked with, even learned from, before we can move on and live a full and enriching life. I offer a kind, compassionate, steady hand as you begin to work with, befriend, and resolve these emotions and memories.
Others simply feel frustrated, like they are stuck replaying the same dysfunctional drama over and over. I offer an objective and impartial viewpoint from which I empower individuals or families to increase awareness and develop alternative methods to problem solving, communication, and improving relationships.
Some people simply want to improve their lives and live more purposefully and authentically. I help people explore how they show up in the world and assist them in moving in a more authentic and congruent direction.
I work with every client as a unique individual. Rather than looking at what is “wrong” with a client, I focus on the inherent health of the individual. I believe many behaviors, feelings, and styles were at one point a healthy and creative adjustment to a difficult situation. I assist people in developing awareness around this process and empower them to make new choices that may serve them better.