Do you want better relationships?
Would you like to move beyond the losses you’ve suffered to find peace and contentment?
Would you like to find more meaning in your life?
I can help you accomplish all of this and more. Chances are you need to understand yourself better, to listen to your own inner wisdom, to take more responsibility for your life by facing reality. To learn to care for yourself, accept every part of yourself, and think more clearly, without distortions.
I can help you develop courage, integrity, and a stronger sense of self.
My specialty is relationship counseling with couples, individuals, and families. I will help you get past the ways you get stuck in relationships, especially your relationship with a significant other. I work with people struggling with problems that include anxiety, depression, sexual difficulties, career difficulties, adverse childhood experiences, and trauma.
My work is grounded in a number of effective therapy options including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT and mindfulness meditation, Focusing (www.focusing.org), differentiation based therapy for couples (www.crucible4points.com), Love and Logic for parents (www.loveandlogic.com), and EMDR (www.emdr.org) for trauma.
I am a 1982 graduate of the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois, licensed by the State of Illinois, a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, a Certified Focusing Professional, and have advanced training in EMDR.