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Seeking help with life’s challenges takes courage. I applaud you for taking this important step. I provide compassionate, practical, and effective therapy for adults working on issues including:
- Adoption challenges
Adoptees, Adoptive Parents, Birthparents
- Grief and loss
- Relationship difficulties
- Coping with difficult life circumstances
Counseling is a collaborative process. Together we will examine your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to learn what helps and what gets in the way of living the life you want. I will work actively with you, sharing my observations, giving constructive feedback, supporting your growth, challenging problematic ideas, and suggesting homework or reading when I believe it will be useful.
My overall treatment orientation is systemic, which means I carefully consider the family, school, work, faith and other community systems that are essential to your personal wellness. I will use a variety of other approaches based on your needs including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Skills Training.
I have extensive experience and training in grief and bereavement and sexual abuse and trauma treatment. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. I have worked for over 20 years in schools, adoption agencies, community mental health agencies.
I enjoy this work. It is a profound privilege to assist people in the process of change.