One of the biggest challenges, after taking that first brave step of reaching out, is to find a good therapist that you connect with. In my twenty-five years of experience, the therapeutic relationship is the
principal reason that therapy “works” or “doesn’t work.”
My therapeutic style focuses on first developing a strong therapeutic alliance in which you feel emotionally safe and heard without judgment. You’ve already come to the conclusion that something in your life is not working, and my task is to help you to identify the ways in which you’d like things to be different. From there, together we can create realistic, achievable goals that support those changes and move you
toward the life that you deserve.
I have a large repertoire of strategies and interventions, which include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices, and motivational interviewing. Producing insights, strategies, and tools that you can use immediately is the goal of every interaction I have with you.
On a personal note, I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1997. I have worked in a wide variety of settings, including community mental health centers, as both therapist and clinical supervisor; university training clinics; private residential treatment facilities; and a successful private practice.
When I’m not helping people, I can be found outdoors, playing golf or exploring nature through travel and hiking. I look forward to working with you and helping you to make the changes you desire.