Thank you for visiting my site. If you've come this far, you're on the brink of an important decision. History has proven that nothing is more critical to your healing than finding the right therapist. The connection between client and therapist is more important than experience, education, or intelligence. That's why I tell people that they should walk out of a first session -- whether it's with me or with any other therapist -- feeling confident they've made a good decision. If not, it's important to keep looking until you find the right person for you.
We've all had the experience of meeting someone and making an instant judgment about them... I like her or I don't... He's a good person or something about him rubs me the wrong way... And isn't it interesting how our judgments are almost always correct?
If you can assess a stranger in just a few seconds, a first session with a new therapist is more than enough time to know whether you've found the right fit. Can you grow to trust and confide in this person? Did you feel a connection? Does he she truly "get" you and your issues? If the answers to these questions are "yes," you've found a therapist you can work with. But if you're not feeling confident as you leave that first session, it's time to move on, time to keep looking until you find the best match for you.
IT'S TIME TO GET STARTED
As a therapist, I've been making a difference in people's lives for more than two decades – helping adults, teenagers, couples and families to resolve issues and enjoy improved relationships and emotional freedom. My therapeutic approach is active and solution-focused. Everyone wants quick relief, and my clients often say that one of the things they appreciate most is how quickly I connect with them and their issues immediately, providing a sense of trust and hopefulness right from the first session.
WHAT TO EXPECT
It's been said, “When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” That's why I practice a variety of techniques, all geared to finding the best approach for your unique situation. This “therapy toolkit” means that my clients often experience faster, more effective healing, with results that are long-lasting. A main focus of my practice is to help you learn to use new skills outside of session, so you can self-treat your issues whenever the need arises.