I believe that therapy can provide a space to solve problems and heal wounds. It can be a place of hope and new beginnings. Within a trusting, collaborative relationship with the right therapist, it can provide structure for people to build strengths, support and resources, and to discover solutions. It can also be a place to continue to grow and to learn more about yourself.
I am skilled helping my clients to create clear goals, but I am flexible in providing space for more open exploration when that is desired. My style is compassionate, client-centered and interactive. I ask questions when I have them and acknowledge patterns when I observe them. My practice is informed by narrative, systemic, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic thinking. What this means is that I consider you the expert about your life and I think of myself as a consultant whose job it is to explore meanings and find answers. I will help you consider how your relationships and community may support problems and solutions. I will work with you to examine behaviors and beliefs that are more or less useful to your life.