As a counselor and therapist my hallmark is compassion.
If you have forgotten how to relax, I will remind you or teach you (if you have never really learned).
If you are anxious, I will support you to build confidence.
If you feel no one is listening, I am here right now to change that.
If you are going through a difficult time, I bring empathy and training.
If you are taking medications prescribed by a physician, you may not have your therapy needs met -- yet.
If you are struggling in the battle for sobriety, I can work with you to uncover and heal the wounds driving the addiction.
Please do shop around. Interview therapists. If you are willing to pay out of pocket (affordable rates), I am here. I work for you, not an insurance panel.
To me, you are a person with strengths that can be harnessed to help you thrive.
Signs of struggle should be heeded:
Getting out of bed with difficulty.
A distracted manner.
Lack of joy.
Lack of passion.
Daily tasks may require enormous effort. Or perhaps you are a perfectionist denying what you really feel.
Your thoughts and feelings are not in sync. Or you may be tired despite getting sleep. Or sleep may be interrupted. Part of you is not truly at peace.
It's time to take care of you.
Therapy takes courage, and it is a sign of strength to get started. You do not have to go it alone.
Growth is better than stagnation!
I offer a 30-minute, free get-acquainted session.
I have a strong grounding in science as well as the humanities, evidence-based/complementary therapies. I am a writer with understanding of the creative process.
I do not offer a "canned" approach to help.
If you are spiritually oriented, I am also understanding of world religions and traditional and untraditional faith paths.
Whether you are battling anxiety, depression, bereavement, worry, trauma, or sense that "there should be more" in you life, you have taken the right step, searching.
Additional services ...
I provide encouragement to overcome blocks, use multi-sensory approaches to learning, conquer test anxiety, prepare psychologically for surgery or childbirth, bereavement support, and more. Just ask.