I provide individual and relationship counseling to adult clients, including educators, health care, and pastoral care professionals. In addition, I provide psycho-educational resources and programs to the public and other therapists.
In addition, I often integrate simultaneous individual and relationship therapy when this dual approach is appropriate for streamlining and concentrating life exploration and new skill learning >>> intense growth for clients.
My psychotherapy SPECIALIZATIONS include:
- DEPRESSION ---- This expertise includes feeling sadness / anger / numbness / grief and loss / lack of satisfying and healthy social connections for men and women
- CONSIDERING RELATIONSHIP DIVORCE or GROWTH through DISCERNMENT COUNSELING --- are you and your partner in frequent and serious conflict about the future of your relationship ? is one of you 'leaning in,' while the other is 'leaning out' when you disagree about whether to divorce or to work on trying to improve your partnership ? I have completed basic and advanced training to provide clients with Divorce Discernment Counseling which has been developed by Dr. Bill Doherty's nationally recognized Couples on the Brink Project (www.DiscernmentCounseling.com)
- DIVERSITY issues --- e.g. communication and emotional styles, race / ethnicity, social class, religion, gender issues and identity, sexual orientation, body image, physical or mental illness
- CHRONIC ILLNESS issues ---- patients, family, friends, caregivers of those with chronic illness, particularly constant pain from an accident or trauma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, and alzheimers / dementia
- LIFE STAGE TRANSITIONS --- searching for new meaning while feeling grief and loss and experiencing major changes --- e.g. self-re-invention due to crisis, marriage / divorce, parenthood, career changes, midage, retirement, death of spouse, illness
- CROSS-GENERATIONAL FAMILY issues --- e.g. elder care, mid-age, young adult millenniels
- ALTERNATIVE FAMILY structures --- e.g. single parents, remarriage / blended, co-parents, LBGTQ, grandparents, multi-generational
- inter-connections among MENTAL / EMOTIONAL HEALTH and HOLISTIC HEALTH issues
- ABUSE, BULLYING and SUICIDE assessment and prevention
As you can see, I work with a wide range of inter-connected ADULT DEVELOPMENT / GROWTH ISSUES which are central to most everyone's life journey.
What these issues seem to have in common is that they often, at least temporarily, knock us down. But, at the same time ----- gradually and ultimately ---- they CAN provide us with painful but rich opportunites to reflect, stretch, find our core values and develop new knowledge and skills and strengthen an underlying spirit of resilience as we decide how to grow forward in our version of 'life's curious journey'.....
I believe that this is our core challenge during our life journey ----- i.e. daily living >>> crisis / challenge >>> struggle and learning >>> smarter, healthier, more satisfying living .....
In a comfortable, confidential, and supportive theraputic setting, I offer a highly personalized approach, tailored to your needs, combining challenge and supportive encouragement to help you attain the insights and growth skills which you’re seeking.
For this reason, I've named my psychotherapy practice:
CURIOUS JOURNEY FORWARD PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES LLC !