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I have been practicing for over 30 years and have a broad base of experience with diverse populations, including chronically mentally ill adults/children/adolescents to folks facing lifes' every day problems and struggles.
My theoretical orientation is based in Existential/Humanistic theory, which allows me to focus, in the moment, on the relationship between myself and the client, where the most growth and change can occur. Trust, unconditional postive regard and safety are the cornerstones on which this relationship is built.
I also believe that humor is an important way to help us cope with our daily struggles, as we need to be able to sometimes laugh at ourselves and our circumstances.