I have worked over 20 years as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is based on the idea that the most important ingredient in psychotherapy is the relationship that develops between the therapist and the patient. The patient must feel comfortable, safe and understood. This type of trusting environment motivates the exploration of self and enables individuals to reach their full personal potential (self-actualization). I draw upon evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. Goals for therapy may include (changing behaviors; improving relationships with friends or family; managing depression, anxiety, or anger; increasing motivation, decreasing self-destructive behaviors; and developing healthy coping strategies for life).
MA - Counseling Psychology, Ryokan College
New Personality Self-Portrait (Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do) Is a great resource to help understand people.
The Help Group (organization with school campuses for Emotionally Disturbed Children)
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If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency or crisis and needs immediate help, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Here are some additional crisis resources.