I have worked with men and women struggling with a wide variety of psychological problems as well as those seeking deeper joy through personal growth. Most people come to therapy to get the life they want. Sometimes this is just a matter of problem solving, gaining a better understanding of your feelings, learning how to communicate with a partner or understanding your own learning style. Sometimes it takes more than this.
We all have beliefs about ourselves and the world based on our early experiences. These have been learned so early in life that acting out of them has become automatic and unconscious, so much a part of how we see ourselves that we’re not always aware of these beliefs or we consider them as part of our identity.
Most of us grow up with out knowing what it is inside us that compels us to behave the way we do. Beliefs, both positive and negative, about ourselves, other people and the world at large define who we are and what is possible for us. In therapy we learn how our history and the resulting beliefs are effecting us. We learn to change those beliefs and perceptions that hold us back. Then we can free ourselves from the old invisible constraints, make the choices we want to make, and claim ownership of our lives. My goal is to help my clients do this, discover their power and turn bad feelings inside out – into joy.
I never take this work lightly. Each person that comes to work with me is respected. We create a sacred connection and I honor that connection every day.
Working with Clients
The are four main ways that I work with clients (follow the links for details). The first is Individual Therapy which is focused, in depth, and completely individualized for each person. It occurs over a flexible series of regular office visits. The second is Group Therapy that takes advantage of the synergy of a group organized around a theme and progresses over a fixed, or ongoing, series of meetings. It has the advantage of offering witnesses and people to support a therapeutic journey. Third is couples therapy which I call a Course for Couples . This is designed for couples wanting to enhance their relationship. I also work with divorcing couples. The fourth is using e-mail or telephone sessions when office visits are impractical.
For many people religion or spirituality is an important part of who they are and for them it’s natural for this perspective to be included their therapy. Others would not be interested or comfortable with this. Although I include a spiritual or religious perspective as a part of therapy for those who want it (see Energy Healing), I am equally comfortable leaving this outside of the therapy hour.