I have been working with individuals, couples and groups for the past 29 years. I have kept my focus on substance abuse and dependence, relationship issues, depression, stress management & anxiety. My passion lies in assisting clients develop awareness into sources and repetition of problematic behaviors and negative thought patterns that keep them in unmanageablity. Once clients develop awareness of these patterns, they begin to make healthier choices: see where their control really lies, begin to set boundaries and develop healthy coping skills.
Developing awareness is the first step to achieving one’s goals.
I believe a client-centered, cognitive behavioral approach within a 12 Step framework is effective for my clients to develop the personal insight they need in order to put into action the different coping strategies and supports that are available to them in order to achieve change and live their best life.
Over the span of my career I have worked in several different settings. Since 2007 I have limited my work to private practice. My treatment philosophy centers around the ongoing supportive interaction one needs to develop the personal insight that allows clients to get creative and live differently. This is achieved by forming a solid,trusting relationship.