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.

Online and Telephone Therapy

I offer secure online counseling, teletherapy, and video counseling services. Many find this to be a convenient and safe option during these challenging times. I provide accessible, consistent and safe ways to obtain telephone and video mental health counseling. For some this can reduce the barriers that make it difficult to access services. Research shows that therapy is much more successful if you are able to engage in consistent and regular sessions. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact me to learn more.