A new way forward

Sometimes the idea of a new possibility, or the path through a tough situation, is hard to see. In difficult times, it can feel like there is no way to change—or that “this way” is the "only way." The truth is there is hope. I can help you make positive changes in your relationships and with yourself by working through each problem, one step at a time. My ultimate goal for my clients is to help them take steps to a better place where they can be content, fulfilled, and capable.

My approach is catered to each client. It is real. It is measured, assessed, monitored, and adjusted to ensure that progress is being made.

Opening up can be hard. “Therapy” can seem scary. And I understand that. I can “just be” with you in your time of pain, discomfort, or uncertainty—and help you move forward through that discomfort to find a better way. I can equip children and teens with the tools they need to develop bountifully. Having assisted a wide-array of people, across many cultures, I understand each individual, whether it is a child who is struggling, a family member who longs for a better dynamic, or an individual (or member of a couple) who needs to overcome challenges to find a way that works.

I believe that the relationship between a client and a therapist is a very personal one based on trust, mutual respect, lightheartedness and kindness. The therapy process is about creating change. My passion for work is in the change that clients achieve. Committing to therapy takes strength of mind and personal courage, yet it changes lives. I’ve seen it first hand—with so many of my clients. I invite you to call for a conversation so we can get to know each other, explore your options, and where you can see how I work. I will answer your questions, share with you as much as I can, and if we choose to, we can move on together to find a new place… to be, to live, to enjoy.

A place to begin

New clients sometimes feel discouraged, that a situation won’t improve, or they are uninspired. They are uncertain about the therapy process.

I’ve seen individuals who have felt this way at one time or another—those who have felt little hope—move on, and grow, and change. I’ve seen them truly create a new place in their lives, full of hope, full of love, and full of true enjoyment.

I have also seen them begin this process, learn about it, ask questions, and come to understand the therapy process, so that they can invest their trust in it—even when the pay off isn’t quick—and come out ahead. I use therapy as the first phase, as a preparation for moving ahead. I see it pay off daily.

My passion is helping people go from a place that doesn’t feel so great, to a new place where they feel comfortable and contented, and more competent… a place where things work better.

Wherever you’re at—it’s ok. It is a place to begin, and that is all it needs to be. It is the place that exists now. I can meet you there and help move you in a new direction – with an engaging approach that is active and creates lasting change.

My promise

The difficult can seem manageable.
Change or endurance can become possible.
A better tomorrow, a more enjoyable life, can be attained.

I promise to guide you through the journey. I promise to sit with you in your time of discomfort, pain, unknowing, or discord and hold onto the hope that will guide you through the process of change, even if you are not able to do so, yourself, at that moment. I promise that wherever you’re at now, is a good place to begin.

I promise that you will have all of my attention, my compassion, and my expertise. You will have access to me. I will be available for you. I will get back to you in a timely manner.

I will keep you on track and manage your progress. I will demystify the process of “therapy” for you, by using knowledge, experience, tried and tested methods to help you, and I will use assessments to validate your progress. I will explain and simplify things, helping you make sense of what seems non-sensible.

I will provide you with support and I will listen to you.

I will honor your time. I will keep your goals as a priority and be committed to your progress. We will evaluate our progress; we will talk about what is working and what isn’t. We will discuss it, and determine what to do next. And if I feel that you would be better guided in another professional’s care, I will recommend one.

I will be invested in your progress, and I will escort you to that place that is better, safer, and happier for you.