Sometimes complicated situations, family and personal constraints, and the baggage from our past, can weigh us down. I strive to provide support (and insight when appropriate) to my clients in order to assist you in attaining your fullest potential. Sometimes we can’t see ourselves or our “stuff” clearly. We’re standing on our own place marker in this world. If we can find someone we trust to look at our place marker from another angle…help to describe it…and dissect it, if necessary, then sometimes we can make the movement we need to in order to get the life we want.
It is my goal to provide a safe, collaborative environment where people can explore their individuality, their relationships, and their goals for a better life. I see my role as your counselor as a neutral, yet engaged one. I will provide a non-judgmental listening ear and collaborate with you to help you accomplish your goals.
I see my clients from both an individualistic and relational perspective. Not married to any one theory in particular, I pull from the strengths of humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and systemic theories in order to best serve my clients. When working with couples and families particularly I tend to see things from the systemic framework; however, systems theory is never very far off, even when working with individuals I tend to see things in a way that takes in the client’s many facets of life and relationships (work, peers, family, society).