Theoretical Approach

My counseling practice offers a safe, supportive way to explore the impact of loss and change whether you are facing a mental health issue, experiencing a physical health crisis or grieving a loss. I bring a perspective that honors the ways in which our physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges expand and deepen our sense of who we are and invite us to live the best quality of life possible.

My approach to counseling is based on a variety of theoretical perspectives including client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory, and meaning-based therapy. I provide short term crisis intervention and longer term insight-oriented counseling. I begin with the establishment of a respectful non-judgmental relationship and spend the first few sessions identifying, assessing and clarifying your areas of concern and developing treatment goals. These goals may be clarified and/or modified throughout our work together. Although my therapeutic focus centers on your current circumstances, I believe individuals are impacted by childhood and family experiences. The recognition of how these wider experiences may still affect us can lead to a greater understanding and freedom in the present.

As no two clients are alike, I work with the uniqueness of each client's situation to explore different aspects of the current challenges you face as well as to work and enhance the strengths you already possess. To this end, my practice may include a variety of therapeutic methods: talk therapy, monitored self-help strategies, relaxation techniques, artistic expression, journaling, creative visualization, role-playing, and guided visualization.

If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, email me at or call me at 206-427-4524