“Everyone has a higher self that often they have not accessed; we just need help unlocking it.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My MSW led me to work in hospitals and clinics until I opened a private practice. My work with you is interactive. All your feelings and thoughts are acceptable, including the ones toward me. We all have the idea, for example, that anger is not a good feeling but once acknowledged, it can open the door to a burst of creativity, self-compassion, and love.
What should someone know about working with you?
To begin, I want to know how you would like me to help you. The work we do together is a two-way street. I have never seen anyone who is motivated to show up and talk not improve their life (sometimes in ways beyond their wildest dreams). I am very familiar with 12-step programs. I also run group therapy, which can be very helpful in fulfilling your goals. I see couples who need help as well as individuals.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Everyone has a higher self that often they have not accessed; we just need help unlocking it. I was helped with this and have learned how to help others. My published self-help and fiction books are examples of this in my own life. I welcome everyone into my practice.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I have several published books on relationships and self-sabotage. They can be found on Amazon and other sites.
“I was helped with this and have learned how to help others.”