I have been a professional counselor for 30 years. I choose counseling as a career because as a young child I had a strong and lasting desire to understand why people thought, behaved, and responded in such different ways. Hence, I have spent my formative and career years observing, researching, and learning human behavior.
I consider myself to be an eclectic therapist therefore, my therapeutic approach is always dictated by the needs of the individual client, couple, or family. However, I have advance training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and trauma-focused therapy (TFT).
Throughout my career I have worked with diverse populations that have included young children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and the elderly with issues that span the gamut of substance abuse, gender related issues, crisis intervention, grief, stress management, and other mental health concerns to facilitate change, growth, resolution, and empowerment.