“Twenty years of watching clients let go of their limits have led me to focus more on peak performance and improving decision making.”
What was your path to becoming a coach? What inspired you to choose this profession?
When I was young I wanted to be an archeologist. I loved the idea of exploring the past with a sense of wonder and curiosity. Today I get to do this in a slightly different way. I enjoy exploring stories of challenge and overcoming. My career has allowed me to expand my own definition of beauty and adventure. It has been an exploration into the internal worlds of everyone I meet. I love my work and am encouraged daily to be a better person.
What would you want someone to know about working with you?
Therapy works best when we commit. I generally recommend 6 - 9 months for lasting change when it comes to anxiety, depression or relationship changes. If you are coming for hypnotherapy this timeline can be shorter. Some people only want 6-8 sessions of hypnosis and find this valuable. The first session will begin with a series of questions about you that can last about 40 minutes. The last 20-30 minutes will be a chance for us to try out some therapeutic styles and see how best we might work together. You might even leave with homework. Bringing a journal is helpful and many of my clients use one during the session as a way to keep track of progress. If you have any medical documents you’d like me to see, please bring those, as well.
How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?
I am always happy to collaborate with other providers. I always encourage clients to have a healthcare team they trust.
What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?
I believe the biggest barrier to care is taking the time to interview and know that you have found a competent therapist you match with. I am happy to offer 15 minute consultations where you can ask questions and share your needs.
If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?
It never hurts to get another person’s perspective. You also always have a choice who you speak with. You have the freedom to agree or disagree. I believe there are times when therapy is extremely valuable. There are so many different ways to navigate our problems and I am sure there is someone out there who can support you in the way you need.
“How you do one thing is how you do everything.”