About My Clients
My clients are individuals and couples who have reached a dead end and need help getting turned around, or moving forward, past some obstacle. Could be depression, anxiety, grief, burn-out, relationship conflict, family problems, work problems, stress, or anything else that is keeping them from experiencing the happiness they deserve.
My Background and Approach
In my previous life as a retail GM, I learned the value of striving for growth and success through strength-based coaching, performance management, and team building. In fact, leading a team is a lot like family therapy. In order to achieve their potential, both must overcome conflict, anger, and many other emotions. Counseling a family is like building a high-functioning team, only the bonds are much stronger, the pain runs deeper, and the reward of rebuilding is much greater. As a language teacher living overseas, I learned about living alone and feeling isolated and out of place, but also about freedom from the expectations of others, and remaking yourself and your identity. As a spiritual seeker, I've learned much about what connects us human beings, and how peace and joy are our birthright. My aim as your therapist is to integrate Western psychotherapy with Eastern wisdom in order to provide a more wholistic approach to mental and behavioral health than either does alone.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I don't believe in beliefs, but I am a big fan of what I call "knowing." You've heard it said that all the answers are inside you. It's true. We are not born INTO this world, we are born OF it and BY it, and that means we have a direct connectioin to a wisdom that for too many of us remains untapped. It is available to us, no belief required, but it requires a still and quiet mind. Call or email me to talk about how that works. It might just change your life.