Humans are not stagnant beings. We are meant to evolve, grow, and adapt to what Life hands us, even if it's painful. I specialize in working with men and women who are struggling with midlife obstacles -- whether it's marital discord, empty nest syndrome, lack of support, or simply wanting MORE out of their lives. I help them notice and redesign old thought patterns and behaviors that don't fit anymore, so they can view things from a much healthier perspective. Let me help guide you through your transition in a safe, warm, and successful way!
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I challenge my clients to feel like THEY are in the driver's seat of Life, rather than feeling like victims to outside circumstances. I've helped hundreds of individuals and couples feel empowered to take charge and direct their lives to where THEY want them to go.
Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.) in Agency and Community Counseling – Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH) 1997
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Psychology – James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) 1989
Challenging others to grow and find a life that makes them happier is what is at the heart of my work as a therapist. Because I’ve been through several life transitions of my own and have found peace and deeper meaning, I enjoy helping clients (particularly women 35+) who are struggling with one or more life obstacles — whether it’s marital conflict, feeling lost as a parent, questioning a career choice, or those who simply want MORE out of life. I have a very warm and relaxed energy and I excel at helping men, women, and couples finally pinpoint what it is that’s not working and then assisting them in developing new solutions to get their lives back on track.
Men, women and couples (21+)
Helping to provide life-altering, brain-exploding, a-ha moments to people that get them to see their situation in a whole different light. This automatically puts them on the trajectory toward moving forward.
It may take a few tries to find the therapist with whom you really connect -- but it's worth the time, because you'll be sharing some private and emotionally sensitive things with this person. Having a warm, safe, therapeutic relationship with the right counselor will be what motivates you to keep coming, open up, and make progress. How will you know when you've found the right fit? Assuming that they're well qualified in the issues you're dealing with, it's when you get a 'good vibe' from them and they take the time to really listen and show you that they 'get' you.
Because the therapeutic relationship is paramount to your success in counseling, you'll need to ask yourself what qualities are going to be important to you in this relationship.