I have been working as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2011. However, my career path has not been a straight shot in any one direction, and to call my collective work
experience eclectic might not do it justice. The facts are this: I'm a seasoned clinician, I have a broad set of skills that I've honed over time through practice, and I know how to help people deal with life on life's terms and make sense of its ups and downs.
I do therapy.
One on one, face to face.
It all starts with building rapport. That's just another way of saying "to establish trust". It's key to a beneficial counseling experience. Together we explore what needs to be dealt with, and I help you develop skills to manage and balance life's responsibilities.
Renew, rekindle, reconnect
You, your partner, and the relationship, all three are the focus in couples work. Patterns of behavior, styles of communication, and personal history are all on the table when you come to couples counseling.
Defuse, de-escalate, negotiate
Divorces happen and relationships change. When there are strong feelings of bitterness and history of discord, settling even minor disputes can become contentious. I help mediate that process and assist both parties to communicate clearly in effort to find common ground.