My Approach to Helping
Are you looking for a better way to handle some difficult issues that are overwhelming you? Do you want more joy and less stress? If so, you have come to the right place. Sometimes the challenges of life can weigh you down making you feel a bit unsteady or hopeless. You don’t have to struggle alone anymore. You may be trying to cope with excessive worry, sadness or relationships that just aren’t working. I can help you understand what is keeping you stuck and help you get “unstuck”. Together we can discover the best path to help you reach your goals and if I can’t help you, I’ll find someone who can. Let’s chat!
During counseling sessions you can expect to:
(1) alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression
(2) identify patterns interfering with your happiness
(3) discover solutions that will move you forward
I work with clients who are ready, willing and motivated to deal with issues that are keeping them stuck. I believe therapy is a time to stand back and take an objective look at yourself and your relationships. Working with me helps you gain perspective on what is working well, what is not working so well and helps you get back on track fast and stay on track . As we work together collaboratively, we will focus on solving the problems that are most pressing and important to you and set concrete goals that work for you for your continued success. My clients appreciate the safe, comfortable environment that is created as I listen to you carefully, offer guidance when needed and help you create an effective way to get the results you are looking for. It is possible for you to build, grow, and maintain the life you want. I can help you and if I can’t, I’ll help you find someone who can!
More Info About My Practice
The decision to enter into counseling may seem like a big step to take, but most people find counseling to be rewarding and helpful. For counseling to be truly successful, it requires a commitment of time, energy and having an open mind. You will gain insights into yourself and learn how to relate to others differently. Many people struggle with uncomfortable feelings and will often suppress them in an effort to make them go away. Unfortunately, problems will just get bigger instead of smaller. It’s like sitting on top of a pressure cooker that eventually explodes. I can help you identify your emotions, accept your emotions, learn what is triggering your feelings and what action step you need to take next. I listen to your concerns with compassion and caring, emphasize the bigger picture, and help you discover which steps are necessary to move you andor your relationship forward. Problems are not quite as insurmountable as they may seem. Sometimes you just need a little added support to help through the hard times.
Specific Issue(s) I’m Skilled at Helping With
If you are looking for a happier, healthier partnership or marriage, I am uniquely qualified to help you improve your relationship. I understand the peaks and valleys of married life. As someone who is in a 45 year committed marriage, I know what it takes to create marital success. Along with my specialized training in The Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy, I offer the most up to date and timely interventions to help you on your way to feeling better fast. In addition to working with couples, I also help individuals who are struggling with stress related issues, anxiety, depression and grief.
My Blog Posts
- How Do Happy Couples Manage Relationship Conflict?
- How to Problem-Solve and Make Decisions as Co-Parents
- Is It Over? 4 Warning Signs Your Marriage May Be Ending
- 5 Ways to Release Your Anger and Embrace Forgiveness
- 3 Ways to Nurture Emotional Intelligence in Your Marriage
- 2 Simple Ways to Resolve Conflict with Your Partner
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Client Focus (Age)
Billing and Insurance:I am an in-network provider for:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- Carebridge EAP
- LifeWorks (formerly Ceridian)
- Mazzitti and Sullivan EAP
Fees: $150 per 50 minute session
I offer Telehealth Services that are HIPPA compliant.
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