I believe in the capacity of all people to grow and change. Often, clients come to me because they need and want change, but they don't know how to go about it. Dealing with anxiety, addiction, depression, family of origin issues, trauma, loss, grief demands we adapt and change. I see my role as a facilitator of that change. I have been successful at helping clients honestly assess where they are, and helping them visualize what they can become.
In my work I emphasize empathy and intentional action as the essential elements of becoming. Action brings information in a way that thinking alone never can. I practice and teach thinking and mindfulness skills that will help effect changes in client's lives from the very beginning of therapy.
I bring a wide variety of personal and professional experience to bear on my work. As a veteran and paramedic, I have insights into the challenges of trauma and loss. As a teacher, I know how to meet people where they are, to see in them the potential they may not yet see in themselves.