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For the last 18 years I have worked successfully with adult clients dealing with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, abuse issues, personality issues, drug and alcohol abuse/dependence, and other relationship and mental health concerns. I specialize in and enjoy working with challenging problems that have been resistant to change. I have advanced training in Cognitive Therapy, and I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including mindfulness, skills building, stress reduction and psycho-education, and "anything that works", all within a context that is supportive, client-centered, and recovery focused.
I respect the strengths and knowledge that my clients bring with them to the therapy process. You are the expert in what will work in your life situation. I see my role as one of offering alternative perspectives, helping you develop life and relationship-enhancing skills, and supporting you in making positive changes in your life.