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Am I right for you?


       There are limits for each of us in solving our own problems alone. Often friends and family are too close to the situation to offer constructive insights into the changes you need to make in order to improve your life. We all need an objective outside person to help us when we are in a difficult personal situation. My lifetime of relevant experiences including my own psychotherapy, personal Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) work, stress management help I’ve been given, and all my training makes me a powerful ally for you to select as your outside mirror. I don’t just sit and nod my head while you talk. I believe in interactive psychotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and stress management. I give you feedback and encourage you to explore what you need and want in life. While clinical psychology, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and stress management are my areas of expertise, you are the expert on yourself.  Together we can make a good team for solving your challenges.

       “Ownwork” – You are in therapy for a limited period of time even if you choose initially to do weekly therapy. You may be spending an hour a week in a therapy session and there are 167 hours in the rest of your week. It’s important for you to maximize the benefits of your therapy appointments by thinking about and doing your “ownwork” between sessions. You and I will decide as a team, what your treatment goals will be and how they will be measured so you know if you are making progress or not.

       Generally, after starting therapy, you feel slightly better after the first session. If you are not feeling better by the third session, you and I may not be the best fit for your needs. I will help you find someone who is more appropriate for you if that is the case.

       In the one-time sessions of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and stress management, suggestions will be given for you to continue your “ownwork” to assist in your healing and make your investment in yourself well worth the time and money.


       I regularly consult with a psychiatrist out of the area regarding my clients; however, clients’ identities remain completely anonymous, and confidentiality is fully maintained. This third party strategy session is invaluable in confirming the best approach for the client. After the first meeting, I will assess if I can be of benefit to you. I do not accept clients who, in my opinion, I cannot help. If at any point during psychotherapy I, or the psychiatrist I work with, assess that I am not effective in helping you reach the therapeutic goals agreed upon, I am obligated to discuss this with you and to terminate treatment if appropriate. I will help you find another therapist more suited to your needs. In addition, if at any time you wish another professional’s opinion, I will assist you in finding someone. You have the right to terminate therapy at any time. Referrals will be given for all of the above circumstances and with a release of information; I will provide the essential information needed to coordinate services.

       My primary goal is complete confidentiality for my clients. It’s important to maintain and protect the privacy of my clients in our small town environment. How I handle seeing my clients in public places is to smile if I am in close proximity. This is a normal response from me to people in the community. If the client would like to engage in an exchange, they must initiate the conversation.

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