I use an integrated approach in my work with Individuals, Couples/Marriage Counseling, and Other Relationships. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:
anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, co-occurring disorders, improving relationships, adult ADHD, personal growth.
"I feel like I am a totally different person from when we met. It was so helpful to be able to express my thoughts and feelings to you out loud. It made it much easier to work through the problems I was experiencing." - A.L.
“To love means to be actively concerned for the life and the growth of another.”
- Irvin D. Yalom
About counseling: Counseling is a process of self-discovery that can help people learn how to deal more effectively with situations in their lives such as depression, addiction and substance abuse, stress, problems with self-esteem, grief, issues related to mental and emotional health, and relational problem. The therapy/counseling process helps people get “unstuck”. Through the development of insight and increased self awareness, people are able to gain a better understanding of their own behavior and the issues, feelings and events that motivate them. The most useful benefit of therapy is often an improvement in health and well-being. This often translates into increased self-confidence, productivity and a greater sense of vitality and peace of mind. People of any age can grow and profit from the experience of therapy. There is no “wrong” time to begin! Counseling is a type of learning about oneself, one’s feelings, and one’s relationships with others. As in any learning environment, individuals will benefit most if they participate actively, attend sessions on time and are open and honest with the counselor. In turn, the counselor will listen to the individual’s concerns, assist him/her in setting and reaching appropriate goals and will respect his/her confidentiality. Counselors abide by the ethical principles of the American Counselors Association and individuals can expect to have services delivered in a professional, legal and ethical manner.
Member of the American Counseling Association
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