I have been in private practice since 1991 and have previously worked in medical, rehabilitation, college counseling, and community mental health settings. I recognize that asking for help is not easy. Understandably, you may want to know what to expect, should you decide to work with me. Initially, I will work to identify the particular issues that you want to address and then collaborate with you to develop goals and strategies. Throughout the process, I will listen carefully, drawing out particular material for discussion and presenting new information to help you see yourself and your choices with a new perspective. I may suggest possible courses of action, recognizing that only you can decide whether to follow any suggestions that come from the counseling process.
Clients I see often want help with relationship conflicts, family or work problems, anxiety, or depression. Some have experienced abuse or other trauma and are looking to better understand and change how these experiences affect them and how they can change unhelpful patterns in current relationships. Others want help dealing with conditions such as learning disabilities, ADHD, or medical problems.
In addition to seeing clients with a broad range of concerns, I specialize in providing psychotherapy and assessment for health care professionals, and ethics consultation and clinical supervision for mental health professionals.