Unhappiness is a natural part of life but shouldn’t outweigh the joy and satisfaction that life can offer. Whether you’re feeling depressed or anxious or having relationship problems, I speak to you as a person like myself, not as a diagnostic category or a list of symptoms. My goal is to hear you well and to understood how you see the issues that bring you to therapy.
No one can know how to arrive at their chosen destination until they know where they’re starting from. If I want to end up living in New York City it matters greatly whether I’m setting out from Austin, Texas or Milwaukee, Wisconsin. By understanding where you’re starting from in a deep and dimensional way (i.e., how you came to be you), you will see how your current approach to your pain and worry is actually keeping you away from the relief you seek.
The goal of therapy is first to identify these old dead end paths and second to replace them with new and/or previously obscured paths, making it more possible to have the successful life and quality relationships that you hope for. Guiding people through this transformative process is my life’s work.
You don’t have to go it alone or reinvent the wheel. I’ve been helping people change for over 35 years. It is too costly to resign yourself to live a repeatedly frustrated, painful and unhappy life. Call me to set up a consultation appointment and we will begin.
Note to Therapists: I offer individual and group consultation to clinicians at all levels of experience. My approach is interpersonal and experiential. Please see the “Services” page for detailed explanation and information.