As we grow up, painful experiences and events are unavoidable. Messages and rules we learn don’t always fit our needs. Times of transition can be very stressful and we can find ourselves lacking support and skills to move forward. Therapy provides an opportunity to talk about the messages we learn and to process experiences and events that have resulted in being stuck. Gaining insight and understanding allows individuals to make choices about moving forward in a life that is full and meaningful. Gaining insight and understanding allows us to tap into our inherent wisdom and creativity and to be open to new ideas and possibilities.
I see the therapy relationship as a team process with the client and therapist working jointly to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Drawing from many theoretical orientations, I use what fits best with each individual’s needs. I enjoy humor and find ways to interject it into the therapy process.
I have worked in the mental health field for over 40 years providing direct service to clients as well as supervising individuals and programs. I use a holistic manner that takes into account the many aspects of one’s life - emotional, social, legal, sexual and physical.