“You bring all of you with you all of the time” – this quote from one of my early professors has resonated with me over time as I see its truth in my own life and in the lives of my clients. Coming to truly know ourselves and taking affirmative action to make desired changes are core elements in reaching a healthy emotional state. We start this process by owning and working with all that is within us. We move from the stagnation found in complacency, denial, and shame to the dynamic challenges and rewards of self-discovery and commitment to personal growth.
My work as a therapist comes after an earlier corporate career spanning several decades. I challenged my own complacency by attending Loyola University, earning a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling, and becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. My interests include individual and group counseling with adults and adolescents, particularly during times of life transition – recovery, career change, loss, grief, relocation, relationships, aging.
My approach to counseling is both person-centered and existential as I journey with clients toward discovery of meaning and purpose in their lives. I am committed to a holistic approach using CBT, DBT, ACT and other therapeutic models in my practice. I value the experience of working with clients from various ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds.