After spending 15 years in the business world running a successful company, I found that I enjoyed working directly with people more than I enjoyed running a business. For the past 8 years as a social worker I’ve learned how to use the knowledge and experience I gained during that time along with my clinical training, to help people overcome mental illnesses, repair the relationships in their lives, improve and thrive at work or school, and generally find more happiness and success in life.
My style is conversational and direct, and my clients say that I am easy to talk to. I believe that each client is unique and there is no one size fits all treatment plan when it comes to therapy. I utilize multiple therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, and I believe in utilizing mindfulness and acceptance techniques. Ultimately, however, it will be our working relationship that is the most important factor in creating lasting changes.
Starting or returning to therapy is a big decision. It is strength, not weakness to admit that you need a little help. I admire the people who come to me for admitting they could be better in some place in their lives, and knowing that it is ok to ask for that help. Coming to therapy with me you will find a supportive, non-judgemental environment where you get to drop everything and focus on yourself for a while. We spend so much of our lives focusing on other people, often to the neglect of ourselves. I also believe therapy should be an interactive process and I challenge my clients, ask probing questions, and offer my opinions. I would never push my beliefs onto others, or press them to do anything they didn't want to do, but I have no problem pointing out the obvious, or offering a nudge to people who want to do something but are being held back in some way. I believe change is rarely easy, but always possible. Those who undertake the journey of improvement will not regret it.