Philosophic and Therapeutic Approach:

The life I have today looks very different from my early adult years when most of my energy was tied up in unproductive issues. Suffice to say, childhood wounds and addiction are just two ways in which a person's life can be affected. I have learned the most effective therapists are those who continue to learn about themselves and do their own personal work. I believe it is possible to re-cover your life and have more joy, fun and healthy relationships beyond your wildest dreams!

Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution as people come in all shapes, sizes and personalities. I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your needs and help you reach your greater potential. It is said, "Change is the only constant" in the universe. My goal is to help you create and manage change in your life. Therapy has value when you learn to take the right action steps to gain insight and change yourself and your relationships. I can assist you in taking steps to improve your life.

Therapy Into Action

Together we will look at the big picture of your life: your past, present and future. I believe it is important to know where you have been in order to know where you are going. In addition, we will explore the present: balancing your social network, current relationships, emotional and spiritual well-being along with work life and other relevant issues.

My approach to therapy is action-oriented. Talk therapy is useful, however, talking is perhaps just the starting point. Our lives are more than talk; we are social, feeling, intellectual, active human beings. I use psychodramatic tools and other action-oriented methods to help you become more creative, focused and skillful in handling whatever life throws your direction. These more experiential methods are utilized worldwide by therapists and other professionals such as teachers, consultants, and trainers.

One of the models I use in therapy is John Mosher’s Healing Circle. This model provides a template for looking at our development process from birth and childhood into adulthood. If we did not receive "good enough parenting," we may have developed patterns of behavior that helped us as children but no longer serve us as adults. These patterns of behavior are called our personal mythology. They stem from four different wounds in our formative years: abandonment, betrayal, disempowerment, and chaos.

Therapy can help to interrupt patterns and change these mythologies. As the seasons change each year, so can our lives. There are possibilities of transformation, incorporation of the lost parts of our past, being part of community, and engagement in meaningful relationships. These are all ways towards wholeness.  

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