Areas of focus

While I often work with clients on a variety of topics and priorities, I focus my services in the following areas:

  • Adults interested in personal and/or professional growth
  • Pre-teens and teenagers that express an interest in counseling or talk therapy
  • Parents navigating the pre-teen and teen years

Issues and Topics

People reach out to counselors for a whole host of valid reasons. Some of the reasons are listed below. While the list below is not all inclusive, it represents some of the topics that I have worked with clients on in the past.

  • Personal and professional growth
  • Relationship issues
  • Adolescents and parenting
  • Family/blended family challenges
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Major life transitions (work/career, school)
  • Aging and caring for the elderly
  • Grief and loss

Regardless of the topics, my main goal is straightforward: to create a supportive, compassionate and effective therapeutic alliance with you.

My Approach

My philosophy is closely aligned with the humanistic approach and person-centered therapy pioneered by Carl Rogers. This approach fundamentally believes in human potential, creativity, and the natural human drive toward self-actualization (the realization of one’s potential).

While my core beliefs about human potential remain constant, I do use a multimodal approach in counseling and psychotherapy based on what works best for each individual client. I tend to gravitate toward the additional therapeutic models and interventions described below.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused
  • Choice and Reality Therapy
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Psychodynamic and Developmental theories

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