Counseling Philosophy

For over 40 years, my openness and forthright style with clients provide the opportunity for personal growth, change and understanding. My style is primarily interactive. I view therapy as an educational as well as a therapeutic experience. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of mental health issues impacting individuals, couples and families. I have worked in mental health settings, family counseling agencies, university / college and elementary school settings as well as spiritual retreat settings. I feel that the breadth and depth of my experience provide a very solid foundation which enables me to successfully work with many diverse clients, issues and situations.

I have an eclectic approach to therapy in terms of training and methods. My training has been in family systems, couple therapy and individual therapy, using behavioral, psychodynamic, transpersonal, Jungian and humanistic approaches. I have had extensive experience using art therapy, drama therapy, guided imagery and Gestalt techniques.

My psychotherapy practice is unique in that I am able to work well with many diverse situations and issues. I have had extensive experience / training in many different settings as well as private practice over the last four decades. I enjoy working with a broad range of people and problems.