IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, I AM CONDUCTING THERAPY VIRTUALLY IN ORDER TO PROTECT MY CLIENTS AND MYSELF AS WELL AS DOING MY BIT TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS. I URGE MY CLIENTS AND THOSE OF OTHER THERAPISTS TO MAKE USE OF THIS REMOTE OPTION DURING THESE TRYING TIMES. CLIENTS GENERALLY FIND REMOTE SESSIONS, WHILE NOT AS GOOD AS A FACE-TO-FACE SESSION, ENTIRELY SATISFACTORY AND USEFUL.
I have over 30 years of experience working with a variety of people and problems. I provide psychotherapy, and counseling assistance for a broad spectrum of problems, ranging from normal life stressors to severe and prolonged emotional problems.
When I work with individuals, I facilitate the development of an understanding of the person and what brought them to my office that leads to effective ways of making their lives and relationships work better.
When I work with couples, my goal is to help them enhance their relationship. I focus on assisting in the developmnt of communication, conflict resolution, and mutual problem solving skills, as well as replacing dysfunctional behavior
patterns with functional ones.
When I work with families, I focus on family structure, roles, and patterns of interaction. I act as an observer and facilitator of improved family relationships and family functioning.
Research shows that the quality and character of the relationship between therapist and the client is the most important and powerful aspect of the process. I endeavor to establish a warm and effective working relationship with my clients, so that we can work together to relieve suffering and solve problems.
I take my work seriously and enjoy it. I do it primarily for satisfaction, secondarily to make a living. I do my best to help clients feel comfortable and to achieve success. I don’t view clients as objects of treatment, but as people, hoping to benefit from my help.
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"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." William James (1842-1910)