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Clinical Practice

In my psychotherapy practice, I welcome individuals and couples who are suffering from inner conflicts and/or real-life stressors and want to feel better. I believe that the most important factor in a healing experience is the chemistry between the therapist and the client. Insight, empathy, creativity and humor are all aspects of my approach to the human dilemma. Personal growth occurs when increases in self-awareness and self-acceptance lead to new ways of seeing things and responding to life’s challenges.

My goal as a therapist is to be a catalyst for positive change and a facilitator of personal growth. I consider it a privilege and a sacred responsibility to accept this role in the lives of my clients. Within a reasonable period of time after starting treatment, I will discuss with you my working understanding of your concerns, propose a treatment plan and explain therapeutic objectives and possible outcomes of the therapy.

Participation in therapy can result in a number of benefits to you, including improved interpersonal relationship and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek therapy. I specialize in working with the long-term patterns of relationship problems and the depression, anxiety or trauma that may both underlie and result from those patterns. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. I have special experience working with individuals and their families impacted by the specter of chemical dependency, money challenges, divorce and stepfamily issues, questions of faith and spirit, and sexual, health and pain concerns.

I welcome any questions you may have, so please feel free to contact me.