There are a few things you should know about me before you contact me.
*I work fast. I’m a 25 year veteran in the field with a doctorate degree and too much ongoing training and education to bore you with. I know what works and I refuse to waste your time on what doesn’t. I’m also a certified life coach and I incorporate this into our work as needed.
*I tell it like it is. The last thing you need is a therapist who smiles and nods and tells you you’re great and never points out your blind spots, never challenges you, never guides you to meaningful change. I walk with my clients every step of the way through real, lasting changes in how they think and feel. You get all the kindness with none of the BS.
*I’m strong and smart…and I have my clients’ backs unrelentingly. My patients are smart and strong too, so when I hear this compliment, it’s a real honor. Patients tell me they’re totally comfortable with me and couldn’t fool me if they tried, so instead of trying, they can just be fully themselves and they don’t have to hide anything about their thoughts, feelings or experiences.
*If you have a sense of humor, we’ll get along fine. And yes, humor is part of therapy! Learning to laugh at ourselves and at life is part of the healing process, even if you and I both know that the laugh is a little sarcastic and bittersweet at times. We grow, we learn and things get lighter.