As a counselor, I believe that working through issues such as meaninglessness, isolation, and loss, along with one's childhood, can be a catalyst for change and growth. Most people come to therapy because of fear or pain. Therapy needs to provide a warm, compassionate place where the individual can openly share and have a voice that is respected and heard. I believe my experience working with persistent mental illness such as Schizophrenia and personality disorders has provided me with empathy, knowledge, and honest respect for those with ongoing mental health issues. I look forward to hearing your story.
My areas of interest include: working with young adults and the challenges they face, building self-esteem, women's issues focusing on life transitions and mid-life renewal, and of much importance, grief and loss. I am a passionate believer in the mind, body, spirit connection.
I will be happy to have a phone consultation free of charge. My hours are flexible, days and some evenings, including Saturdays. I am currently under supervision with Mary F. Gay, Ph.D, and direction with Stephen Howard, MD.