My work typically includes individuals and families dealing with the emotional impact of chronic or life-threatening illness. Also, I assist people with Stress, Self-Esteem, Affairs, Relationships, Depression and Anxiety – including phobias, fears, and excessive worry. I have a special interest and advanced training in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I attended the Behavior Therapy Institute, sponsored by the OC Foundation. I try my best to stay up on continuing developments in the field.
Having been in practice for over 40 years, it is fair to say that I have developed a style of working that reflects my education, my ongoing professional development, and discovering what works well with the issues and problems of life. Fundamentally, you and I tailor an approach that guides & supports you to arrive at the destination that you’ve determined for yourself. Together, we take a look at your current challenges, their historical underpinnings, and the goals that you wish to pursue.
We might meet weekly – or less often – depending on your needs and lifestyle. Sessions are used for skill building, resolution of troubling emotions, and rehearsal for the successful future you desire.
Often, I will ask you to read, write, practice the skills we discuss in-session at home – or wherever it would be helpful. When relevant, and agreeable to you, we incorporate Clinical Hypnosis, self-hypnosis – or other strategies to support your growth. Facing tough situations – like the things that have made you anxious, sad, or discouraged up until now – will be important.