"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."
- Carl Bend
I was trained in a "Systems" approach to therapy. None of us live in a bubble, and to a large degree, we are affected by the relationships we have in our life. We, in turn, also affect others. When I work with people in counseling, I look at the systems. The relationships you live in, the community you live in, your culture, your marriage, the co-workers you are in contact with, etc.
There are also individual issues one presents with which are quite valuable and relevant, and we will we will look at the interconnectedness between your individual issues and the loved ones around you. We all hunger for quality, healthy loving relationships. Whether this is in a marriage, a dating relationship, parent-child relationship, father- adult son relationship, etc. I help people discover the quality and healthy aspects of a relationship they are "stuck" in. We all have the possibilities of turning stale Marriages into revived and passionate ones. We all have the desire to turn difficult parent-child relationships into extraordinary ones. This is part of the work we will do.
There are also big milestones, or transitions you may be facing at this time and counseling can offer guidance, support and tools to make them as smooth as possible. You also may may be feeling stale in a certain aspect of your life, marriage, relationship with __?. Counseling brings new and refreshing ideas to your awareness. These ideas become the keys to opening up windows in your life whilst lessening the height of the "walls" you may be focused on. My approach is direct and active, will feel like tough love at times, but it is always threaded with compassion and care. I have concluded, through my years of experience, that most people want to be challenged to grow , to do something different, to develop new perspectives and gain insight. We ultimately desire to experience ourselves differently, being the best version of ourselves. Clients I see are tired of the same old, same old, and just doing "more of the same." I offer unique ways to shake off the old, and reawaken the new possibilities that lie within each of us.