It can be really difficult to know how to choose the right therapist. All therapists have different styles, approaches, personalities and specialties, and it can be hard for a client to find the right match.
I work with adults only. My style is active, warm, and conversational, often punctuated with humor. Although I'm not afraid of asking you hard questions or sharing my thoughts or impressions, even if they may be hard to hear; I try to always come from a place of respect and compassion. Because of this respect, it's my goal to make my office a safe and gentle place where my clients can take risks and be vulnerable.
Although I feel comfortable working with a wide array of issues, I have special training and experience in a few areas.
I specialize in working with people who have medical issues, such as cancer, HIV, or spinal cord injury. The therapeutic work often focuses on what it means to find a way to have a good life, even though it is not the same as before the medical issue. We work through grief, anger, envy, and many other feelings and thoughts, as we try to find our way to a different, but hopefully still rewarding, quality of life.