I have over 18 years experience working as a therapist, providing counseling to individuals, couples and groups. I believe in a strength-based approach to therapy and in providing skills that can be used every day. There are many factors that affect an individual’s well-being. By looking at a person’s past and present experiences and how this affects their emotional, cognitive, psychological, social, and physical well-being, I help identify, challenge, and change negative or self-defeating beliefs and attitudes that can create or worsen feelings such as depression, anxiety, fear, panic, or anger.
People use therapy for many different reasons. Sometimes it is for help with psychological or mood problems such as anxiety or depression. Sometimes it is for help in making a change, such as living a healthier lifestyle or becoming more effective at communicating in relationships. Sometimes an unexpected change throws us into a difficult situation, such as divorce or a work transition. Many people seek out therapy as a space for personal growth and value the support and honest feedback of a therapist. Therapy is right for anyone interested in cultivating a life with more insight, flexibility and resilience.
Each therapy session is unique to each individual. Therapy can be short-term to address specific concerns, or open-ended to explore more complex issues, long-standing concerns, or continuing personal growth.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at any point in our lives. Counseling can help you recover the motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Success in our relationships often lies in our ability to really hear one another, gain genuine understanding, and empathize with our partner’s experience and feelings. I enjoy helping couples improve their communication and appreciation skills to create stronger relationships and repair deteriorating ones.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection in all stages of their relationship. I provide a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship and improve communication.
Your sexual or romantic orientation or gender identity may not be a source of distress. Yet people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, or any other type of non-conforming sexual or gender identity may find that the social stigma of living as a minority is a source of stress or anxiety. When seeking counseling, whether for issues associated with your sexual, romantic, or gender identity or for everyday concerns, finding a qualified mental health professional who has experience and familiarity with issues that confront the LGBTQ community can be critical to helping you find the solutions you're looking for. As an unbiased third party and LGBTQ Affirmative Therapist I can provide support and help.