About Me

My practice is about listening deeply with empathy to help you discover and understand yourself more fully.  I believe that through deep listening I can help create the conditions for emotional, psychological, and spiritual growth to happen. 

My treatment approach is to provide support, deep exploration, and practical feedback to help you to resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. I incorporate a blend of conventional western and alternative approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to provide what will be most helpful for you. With sensitivity, compassion, and supportive feedback, I will help you to build on your strengths to identify and achieve your therapy goals.  I have extensive training in a variety of ways to do therapy. Some of the approaches I use include: acceptance and commitment therapyscientifically-based marriage therapy(Gottman), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing(EMDR), narrative therapy, internal family systems therapyand  body centered therapy. I have taught various forms  meditation for over thirty years and have completed teacher training with in mindfulness-based stress reduction, insight meditation, and centering prayer practices. My practice is non-denominational and honors people of all faiths and backgrounds. 

I  am a licensed as a clinical social worker and professional counselor specializing in mindfulness-based individual, couples and family therapy. Prior to my work in private practice I had twenty years of clinical and management level experience in community mental health and social services. I am a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist.  

I endeavor to practice in a way that honors and welcomes diversity through curiosity and humility .  My pronouns are he/him/his.  When you come to me for services of any kind, please know that you are welcome here, regardless of your race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age or any other difference that has been subjugated or oppressed in our society. Please let me know if you are a person who needs accommodation to be able to access services with me. I will do my best to meet your needs.

Helpful Forms

Click Here