‘The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.’ – Don Williams Junior’
‘It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.’ – Ernest Hemingway
As a counselor and therapist, I have embarked on many journeys, and I am now ready to start one with you. My commitment is to meet you where you are and to travel with you as you discover the many paths that lie ahead. Together we will choose which ones to follow and which ones will lead you to achieving your life goals.
Today you are one step closer to a new you, where you feel empowered, balanced, and are on a positive path to growth and well-being.
At some point in our lives, we’re ready to make changes. Through the journey of self-exploration, we see ourselves more clearly. We can lead fuller, richer, and more balanced lives. My focus is on helping you improve how you understand and navigate life’s relationships, stressors and challenges. Through the healing process of psychotherapy, you can find balance and your most authentic self.
I form a therapeutic relationship with my clients to help them deal with the issues they present. I draw upon my years of experience and training to create an effective treatment plan with you. Many of my clients experience relief within weeks of beginning therapy. Depending on the depth of the issues presented, therapy can last a few months to a few years. Trust is the foundation, insight is the main tool to create positive and long lasting change. I work with my clients to find what is best for them and support them in making the changes they want.
Therapy with me is primarily based on interactive dialogue. It can also include discussion of the client’s imagination, creativity, and the exploration of nighttime dreams. Dreams are a natural process by which information from the unconscious communicates with the conscious mind and can deepen the therapeutic work. I take a poetic and imaginative approach to therapy. Within the context of evidence-based techniques, I find that our own imaginations are the most effective tools to healing and growth. If you’re looking for a warm & creative therapeutic relationship, we may be a good match.
I have several specialty areas, including LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy, Addiction & Recovery, Self-Realization and College and Career Transition Counseling. For the LGBTQIA+ community, I work with individuals questioning their identity and orientation, coming out, family dynamics, and approaching faith issues. I enjoy working with people who are in programs for addictions, especially those who are at a point in their recovery where they are seeking outside help. I am comfortable assisting people from a wide variety of different cultural and religious backgrounds. For additional information please see ‘Services Provided’ tab.
I believe it’s all about finding meaning in life, and your unique place in the world. If you find yourself struggling with your identity, how you fit in a relationship, your family, or community, I’d love to help you navigate that. If you feel pulled under by substance abuse, depression or anxiety, or identity confusion, allow me to join you on your journey to self-discovery.