Mental health counseling aims to improve a person’s attitude and current situation by focusing on
their unique strengths. The process involves humans connecting during times of suffering, and, to
a great extent, it involves honing one’s capacities and bolstering one’s self-concept. In terms of
philosophical orientation I hold the following assumptions regarding counseling: there are few
absolute truths and no universal standards of “normalcy”; people are owners of their own stories;
and perfection is a myth that impedes performance and life satisfaction.
In my practice, I work with adults to address a variety of mental health concerns. My areas of
specialty include: chronic health conditions, addictions, LGBTQ issues, men’s issues, life
transitions, high shame/self-criticism, anxiety, and depression.
I work from a postmodern approach and utilize a broad range of counseling modalities
individually tailored to meet the needs of each client. These include: compassion focused
therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, art therapy, and reality therapy.
My account is a common one. I was drawn to the mental health field relatively later in life from a
desire to make a positive contribution to society and to help ease the suffering that so many
individuals feel. I have experienced firsthand how counseling can impact one’s life profoundly
and would like to provide that same opportunity to others.
My professional experience draws from working with people who have disabilities, formerly
incarcerated people, and people in immediate mental health crises. Additionally, I have a breadth
of practical experience working with the general public, in service oriented positions.
I offer counseling services at $80 per 50 minute session with a limited number of available
openings at $50, for clients who are unable to pay the standard rate. Cash and credit/debit card
payment are accepted. Please contact me to schedule an initial, free 30 minute phone