priority in treatment is to provide a safe, relaxing, non-threatening
atmosphere, where individuals will feel "listened to/really
understood", in examining whatever issues or concerns might
be preventing them from experiencing happy, peaceful, and fulfilling
My treatment approaches include a wide variety of strategies and
treatment modalities which are tailored to the specific needs, preferences,
and readiness level of the client.
Together, we negotiate an agreed-upon treatment plan for which the
client feels supported and empowered to take active ownership in
exploring emotions, feelings, alternatives, consequences, and action.
My background and training experience is centered in "holistic
health counseling" - that is, tending to the whole person -
emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. Thus,
each client is gently encouraged to make healthy/balanced choices,
to take realistic action steps, at a pace which yields the desired