My Approach to Helping
PROFESSIONAL, PERSONAL, EFFECTIVE COUNSELING
Welcome to Two Rivers Counseling!
At Two Rivers Counseling, I offer professional therapeutic services for four different populations:
1) Couples in grief and loss.
2) Families experiencing difficulties.
3) Individuals suffering from traumatic experiences.
4) Men of all ages who are making tough life decisions.
As we sit in the nurturing environment of the therapy room or walk together along the tree-lined trails of Forest Park, we collaborate to identify the change you hope to make in your life. My approach to therapeutic change emphasizes the interconnections and secure attachments between people, the stories that we create for ourselves, and the mending of dysfunctional thought patterns.
I listen deeply and carefully to individuals, couples, and
family as they tell their stories. I work with the connections
between people. How change or lack of change causes
something to happen somewhere else in the system (systems
theory). I look for the secure and insecure attachments that
exist between each person and their family members,
partners, friends, and co-workers.
I help people who have experienced trauma. We work
together to abandon old harmful brain connections that are
painful. We reprocess the old, and forge new, functional, and
life-affirming brain pathways.
Where there are old, tired, and dysfunctional stories that hold
people back, I help them to build new stories and to repair
With a cup of hot tea or a glass of cold water at our side, we
can sit in a chair, or on the floor, or stand up to stretch and
breathe in the nurturing surround of the therapy room.
Sharing, listening, and learning from the past, and visioning
what the future can be.
We can grab a coat and head out the door for the unique
therapeutic connection that takes place on a walk and talk
session in Forest Park. It is the same bi-lateral right/left
brain stimulation that for generations has helped people to
think more clearly and move forward with their lives.
Aborigines on walkabouts, the walking meditation of
Christian and Buddhist monks, swaying with babies.
More Info About My Practice
I invite you to call me for an initial free 15-minute phone
consultation to see if Two Rivers is a good fit for you.
When you are ready to get started and explore the therapy
process further, you can book an appointment online via the
secure and encrypted Genbook online appointment
scheduling on the right side of each of my webpages.
We will take time during that initial session for you to get to know
me, and me to get to know you, and to decide whether we would
like to continue working together. We will set up a regular time
to meet, and discuss other details about the therapy and
counseling process. In this initial session, we will begin to
build the foundation for the change you wish to see in your
My fee structure for individual, couples, and family visits is
$95 for a 50-minute session. Full payment is due at the
beginning of each session and can be received by check or
debit/credit. At this time, I do not accept insurance
payments, but will always provide you with an professional
receipt of service.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
I need to know what changes(s) the Client wants to make in his/her life. I need to know about those significant events in each Client’s life that they believe were instrumental in forming who they now are. I need to know specifically, what role traumatic events and attachment history have played/are playing in their life.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
There are numerous struggles in my life path that allow me to be meet with Clients in an open non-judgemental atmosphere of compassion and empathy. My own struggles with parenting, relationship, aging, death of a child, and search for spirituality have all prepared me to better understand the inherent beauty and pain of being human on our tiny green planet.
Client Focus (Age)
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