Counseling Services

I offer individual counseling services to adults in a wide array of areas.  Primarily, I work with people who can benefit from someone who is very good at listening and offering support.  I offer suggestions when asked, but I have a great deal of respect for individual choices and approaches to life.  I am definitely not a “one-size-fits-all” kind of therapist.  I want to make sure I understand the unique things about you and your situation before I jump in and offer advice.

Many of my clients are struggling with important decisions to make.  Very often life can feel challenging and overwhelming.  There are many reasons that people may feel that they could or should be more satisfied in their relationships, careers, personal endeavors, or other aspects of their lives.  I take a multi-layered approach to helping people assess their situations and decide what will bring them the greatest satisfaction.  Sometimes they determine that there are concrete things they need to change in their lives, such as giving up an old habit, changing a job or career, or modifying a relationship.  Other times, even if when things are difficult, people determine that the best thing they can do is come to terms with and accept circumstances against which they have been struggling.  Acceptance of things we cannot change is a necessary ingredient in happiness.  My philosophy and approach are rooted in a humanistic view.  I do not believe that any human being knows all the answers or the best course of action all the time.  People can benefit a great deal from a healthy relationship with a compassionate counselor who is unbiased and not involved in other facets of their lives.  I help my clients find their own solutions to life’s difficulties.