Counseling for Adults

Counseling and psychotherapy can result in a number of benefits, including reaching goals, improving interpersonal relationships, emotional healing and resolution of the specific concerns that lead clients to seek my services. Working towards these benefits requires specific commitments 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, a sense of freedom, or alternatively discomfort and feelings of sadness, anger or fear.  Sometimes clients hold rigid perspectives, attitudes, expectations, assumptions, about themselves and their lives. I frequently challenge these and propose different ways of looking at, thinking about, or handling things. This process can promote reaction in clients that are always helpful to explore. 

Resolving the issues that bring clients in for guidance or help may result in changes that were not anticipated. Counseling and psychotherapy can lead to decisions about changing behaviors, employment, substance use, schooling, housing or relationships. Sometimes, 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.

I often will give clients homework to help facilitate change. Some examples are, reading, writing, having conversations with others, or practicing some form of stress reduction. Completing the homework is not a requirement. Not completing the homework is always informative around what is needed and/or what works best to facilitate positive change. 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.

Some Common Issues Addressed in Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety, Panic, Fears
  • Arrested Development
  • Career Change
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Intimacy
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Coaching
  • Loss or Grief
  • Mood Swings
  • Motivational Strategies
  • 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 no longer part of my practice. All clients pay directly for services and handle accessing reimbursement from insurance companies themselves. I do provide receipts for this process.

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