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Professional Approach

Through individual coaching and group presentations, I help adults and children who are struggling with a wide range of behavioral, emotional, relational, and social problems. My work with individuals, families, schools, and community groups emphasizes fostering healthy relationships that are characterized by open and effective communication. It includes a strong focus on empathy as a foundation for relational interactions and personal values as a foundation for way of life. 

My role is to provide the support, encouragement, and resources needed to help others establish the skills and healthy support systems that will equip them to resolve personal challenges long term.

My training in a cognitive-behavioral doctoral program has melded with my natural bent toward interpersonal and family therapies, resulting in a truly integrative theoretical orientation. Some factors impacting overall health and progress that warrant attention in counseling include: emotions, thoughts, behaviors, relational attachment, therapeutic alliance, mindfulness, and balanced living. I encourage exploration and improvement of health in all areas of individuals' lives -- emotionally, relationally, spiritually, physically, and occupationally.