About My Clients
My clients are tired of feeling stuck, isolated, and lost. My clients also have an open mind and are ready to effect a change in their lives even if they don't know what it is yet. My clients are ready to go deep inside and be their own damn superhero.
My Background and Approach
My goal is to help you build the tools of your future happy self out of everything that has come before. There are no magic potions. We will create meaningful menus that work for you so you can manage any situation, not just 1 or 2. I meet you where you are and we work from there because your yellow brick road won't look like mine and it may go somewhere other than the Emerald City. I'll be walking with you regardless. I'm a guide and a coach, not a dictator...unless, you know, you need your butt kicked but even then it will be with so much compassion, it will be the best butt-kicking ever. I have been licensed for nearly 30 years. I have worked in the non-profit sector, private practice, and the corporate world. I use a blend of ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), body-centered methods (somatics), mindfulness, EMDR, coaching, and any other tool I find along the way. No cookie cutters in my office. oh...I also use humor.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I'm a 54-year-old gay man who has been out for over 30 years. I am a Buddhist. I am a nerd. I am a cisgender male. I have anxiety. I have at times had depression. I am a therapist. I have been a client. I have a sense of humor. The world is made of stories. Above I listed some of mine. When our stories paint us into a corner we get anxious, addicted, generally unhappy, etc. It is completely possible to write new stories. It is possible to read new stories. It is possible to switch plot lines. And a lot of times all that needs to happen is to shift our relationship to our stories and take our power back: zoom out the microscope, start a new chapter, find your superpower. If you are ready to get your shift together, send me a message. Let's talk about it.