As a integrative counselor, I am trained in a variety of theoretical approaches and techniques that I incorporate into my work with clients. I believe that:
Every individual has the potential for satisfaction and fulfillment in life.
Every individual deserves to be treated with respect, free from judgment, regardless of background or beliefs.
You are the expert on your life (even when it doesn’t feel like it).
Many of life’s challenges are developmental in nature--that is, they are understandable responses to transition, growth, and loss. Difficulties often arise from the way we view ourselves and the world during these times of adjustment.
Many clients benefit from exploring the roots of their emotional and behavioral difficulties; others prefer a more focused, goal-oriented approach. My aim is to find the balance that is right for you.
The counseling relationship can be a safe space for exploration and experimentation with new ways of thinking, feeling, and communicating.
My role is to help you identify troublesome patterns, maximize existing strengths and resources, and develop more effective ways of relating with others and coping with stress.