My Treatment Approach and Specialties

My Treatment Approach

I work with a wide range of emotional issues providing services that span from individual therapy to group therapy.  In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client’s individual needs to help attain the personal growth for which they are striving.

I always meet my clients with kindness, fairness, and without judgment.

I believe that psychotherapy is a collaboration between therapist and client where the interests, needs, and welfare of the client guide the relationship. For therapy to be most effective, both the psychotherapist and the client must be active, engaged participants.

As the client continues to develop trust, I focus on understanding the client’s personal history; the meaning each client makes of their personal history; identifying unhealthy or negative behavior or thought patterns that may be impeding a client’s growth and adaptation abilities; and offering new or different perspectives to the client’s present experiences.

It is important to note that psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. You may decide to make changes that might impact your current relationships.

On the other hand, psychotherapy has also been shown to have many, many benefits. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience.

Following a 50 minute consultation/intake session, a series of once-weekly appointments are customarily scheduled with each session lasting 50 minutes.  More frequent appointments are also possible as are sessions lasting longer than 50 minutes.

My Treatment Specialties:
  • Men Identifying Their Emotions
  • Clergy Self-Care and Ministerial Concerns
  • Grief & Loss
  • Pet Bereavement
  • Self Esteem
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Peer Relationship Issues
  • Men and Women Recovering from Divorce
  • Current Trauma
  • Living with HIV/AIDS
  • Coming Out as Gay, Lesbian, Trans, or Queer
  • Co-Dependency Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Unresolved Childhood Conflicts
  • Stress Management
  • Guilt and Shame
  • Isolation and Alienation
  • Adult Survivors of Childhood Neglect, Childhood Emotional Abuse & Sexual Abuse
  • Obsessive Thinking
  • Mood Disorders
Treatment Modalities
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
Sexuality and Gender Specialties
  • Those who identify as a straight or gay male
  • Those who identify as a straight or lesbian female
  • Those who identify as queer & gender nonconforming
  • Those who identify as trans M-F or F-M
  • Those who wish to not be labeled.  🙂