Counseling for Adults

Counseling, psychotherapy and coaching will result in a number of benefits, including reaching goals, improving interpersonal relationships, emotional healing and resolution of the specific concerns. Working towards these benefits requires a commitment on the client’s part. Those commitments include active involvement, honesty, openness, co-creating our working relationship and a willingness to stretch beyond one’s comfort zone.

On occasion remembering or talking about events and feelings can result in experiencing relief and a sense of freedom. Alternatively the same process can result in discomfort, feelings of sadness, anger or fear.  If a trauma history is revealed the process slows down and I engage a variety of Somatic Experiencing™ techniques. If clients hold rigid perspectives, attitudes, expectations, assumptions, about themselves and their lives, we will talk about the possibility of a shift in perspective, thought pattern or behavior.

Resolving issues may result in changes that were not anticipated. Counseling and psychotherapy can lead to decisions and changes in behavior, employment, substance use, schooling, housing, or relationships. There are times when a positive decision for a client, may be viewed negatively by friends or family. Change can be simple and swift, and it can be slow and evolving.

When appropriate, I give clients homework aimed at facilitating discovery or change. Some examples are, reading, writing, having conversations with others, or practicing some form of stress reduction. Completing any homework assignment is not a requirement. If the homework is not completed it means that it was not the right homework or not the right time for the homework to be assigned. Not completing the homework is always informative around what is needed and/or what works best to facilitate positive change.

Some Common Issues Addressed in Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety, Panic, Fears
  • Arrested Development
  • Behavioral Change
  • Conflict Management
  • Career Change
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Intimacy
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Coaching
  • Loss or Grief
  • Mood Swings
  • Motivational
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Resentment
  • Self Esteem
  • Skill Development
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Time Management
  • Trauma and PTSD

Please note:

Medical claims submission to insurance companies is not a part of my practice. All clients pay directly for services, and handle reimbursement from insurance companies themselves with itemized receipts provided and suitable for this process.

All meetings with clients are virtual: conducted over the phone or via video-conferencing.