I operate mainly from a Person-Centered perspective, which means that I believe the relationship between counselor and client to be of the utmost importance.

Therapy Process

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The core tenets of this approach include congruence, or genuineness on the part of the counselor, unconditional positive regard of the client by the counselor, and empathetic understanding – I accept you just as you are.

I believe that each of us is capable, sometimes with a little assistance, of making our own best decisions, and that each of us is responsible for our own path in life. This means that as a counselor, I work closely with my clients to decide on the best course of therapy.

Professional Training

I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a form of therapy designed to alleviate the distress associated with painful or traumatic memories. I believe there is a great deal of trauma and pain associated with growing up LGBTQ and with existing in a sometimes unaccepting world. I believe strongly that EMDR therapy can help get a person “unstuck” so that they can function more fully and freely.