Counseling is a unique opportunity for the therapist and the person seeking help to work toward resolution in a genuine, compassionate, and understanding environment. Research tells us that problem resolution is best approached from the use of specific techniques found in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Results matter, so if you’re going to spend your time and money, you should see a difference in your thought process, perspective and demeanor within just a few sessions. CBT combined with mindfulness techniques and unconditional positive regard help clients feel all problems can become life lessons from which we grow; they are not who we are. Additionally, I find that my training in other theoretical orientations adds depth to the therapeutic experience. These orientations include internal family systems (IFT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB).
I have been a licensed psychotherapist since 1998. In 2001, I received my license to supervise counselors in training. I have worked for years with adults and adolescents to help them overcome depression, understand grief and manage anxiety. Each day that a person trusts me with their inner pain, I grow as a therapist and learn more ways to help.
I hope you enjoy the ocean scene above on this page; it’s from my last trip to the beach. Being around water is so healing- it’s just one of many ways to escape, breathe, and begin again. I would love to help you find ways to calm your mind and heal your heart.