Most clients find that the most healing
piece to therapeutic work occurs as a result of the
relationship between the therapist and client. In the presence of a trained, nurturing,
non-judgmental, professional; real honesty can exist and as a result, fresh
insight can be given--insight which can be motivating, healing, and life
In the therapeutic world, the question
"What is your therapeutic orientation?" often comes up. Such a question is meant to elicit answers
such as, I'm Rogerian, Solutions-Oriented, Humanistic, Transpersonal, I use Cognitive
Behavior technique, etc. But really, what we all want
to know when were entering therapy is "Can
you help me get from where I am, to where I want to be?
My approach is eclectic, I will help you
find the tools you need to make the change, or find the healing, or gain the
insight you seek. I am a proactive counselor, which means that while
listening is a crucial tool in therapy; I am not afraid to provide the
insight and interventions that may touch your issues. I believe in a
collaborative effort to problem solving and I respect your own wisdom and
knowledge about your own life. We will work together in that sacred context.
I also want you to know that privacy and confidentiality is also an important
piece to therapy. Fortunately, we no longer live in the days of where there
is stigma around emotional health, and yet, there are often feelings of
trepidation when entering counseling. I work hard to create a safe and
nurturing place for you to face your questions and issues.
Some of the specialized trainings or workshops I have attended which may be of interest include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Guided Imagery, Therapy and Trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Parts I and II, Sand Tray, Psychodrama, Anger Management, Solutions Oriented Therapy, Family Therapy
Over the years it has been my privilege to share the therapeutic journey with
many wonderful, brave, interesting and talented individuals from all walks of life.
I have worked with children as young as five-years-old and covered the gamut of ages to adulthood. We have worked together tackling a wide range of therapeutic issues which include the following: