My Approach to Counseling
I work with adults, seniors, and couples. Successful therapy is based on a good therapeutic relationship. This relationship starts by creating a safe and supportive environment where, at your own pace, you can:
In my lifetime, how the client experiences the counseling process has changed dramatically. When I first started as a client, back in the late 1970's, therapy had single-point focus. That is the therapist was the expert and there were few outside sources of information.
How times have changed. Now clients, their families, and friends have access to Internet searches, (Dr. Google), social media, on-line specialized support groups, YouTube channels, to name few sources. Also books and workbooks of all types are now available with click. Now, rather than therapy being limited to a single point of focus, many clients can cover a wide range of issues, and obtain information from a variety of sources, over the course of therapy.
As a Therapist, I have to be aware that clients have access to information from all these, and other, sources. While I cannot possibly keep up with all this (who can?) I am willing to talk about what you see, hear, or read, and together we can discuss what is relevant, and what it can mean for you and your therapy goals.
I have specialized training and experience in the following areas:
Other Areas of Focus
In addition to my clinical specialties, we can work together to explore areas covering:
Telehealth and In-Person Options
During this time of COVID 19, I see most clients via video chat (I use Google Meet).
For those who want in-person therapy, and I am OK with that as long as we wear masks. I have a Honeywell air cleaner in my office and our office wide HVAC system has a commercial grade air sterilizer. I have been vaccinated against COVID 19.
My Education and Employment History
Limitations on Treatment