My Approach

I use a variety of approaches, tailored to the needs of the individual, couple, or family. I also try to incorporate my training in family systems counseling where possible. In my experience, people have chosen to work with me for the following reasons:

  • Personality Fit. This is a personal choice, and you should find a counselor with whom you feel comfortable.
  • Productive and Supportive Atmosphere. Mine is direct, supportive, non-judgmental, and strictly confidential.
  • Cost-Effective Treatment. I efficiently target problems using the most effective methods of therapy. This not only improves quality of life, but also decreases cost.

Treatment Specialties

  • Depression and Anxiety. Depression and anxiety aren't the same, but frequently co-occur. Your feelings might stem from a temporary situation or a more permanent condition. While your physician might prescribe medicine to help, an effective treatment plan should always include counseling. There is a wide variety of therapy methods and approaches that might be helpful, depending on your circumstances.
  • Couples Counseling. Couples, marriage, and family therapy all focus on the troubles in a relationship — some involving just two people, others a family with several sets of parents and children from multiple marriages. Addressing struggles within a relationship often involves addressing individual symptoms and problems, and building methods of communication and conflict resolution.
  • Substance Abuse and Dependency. Substance related disorders — including abuse and dependency — can have far reaching impacts on your life and the lives of your loved ones. There can be substantial overlap with other medical or psychological symptoms and conditions. I have special training and experience in substance abuse and dependency counseling, and can help.
  • Grief Counseling. Many associate grief counseling with death. In truth, we experience grief in many ways throughout our lifetime. We go through phases of grief when we lose a job, a relationship, have to file bankrupty, or give up on lifelong dreams.