Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
I am a family and marriage counselor currently licensed in Texas with an inactive license in California. I have over 40 years of experience working as a psychotherapists and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, sexual issues, substance abuse issues and general life conflicts. I also helped many people who have experienced combinations of areas pf concerns and who faced existential conflicts within their lives. My counseling style is direct and focused while remaining warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I seek to assist the client in resolving their presenting problem, not altering or changing their entire personality. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, reality therapy, existential and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs with a focus on the client's coping skills and ability to recognize and resolve their personal issues as they arise. In addition to my graduate degrees in psychology I also hold a master's degree in philosophy and am able to integrate philosophical values into the psychological approaches to resolving conflicts. It takes courage, and the recognition that what has been done in the past may no longer work, to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step and seek more control of your life I am here to support and assist in empowering you. I look forward to working with you.