I have worked in this community since 1974. I believe that everyone has the capacity to live a happy and fulfilling life. Professional counselors can help find a path through serious emotional disturbances, or a hard time in life, or heal wounds from abuse or other problems. People may seek counseling to embrace their growth and make a good life better. I work on the principle of a balanced life, taking responsibility for one's self, engaging support and trusting one's self.
Among other methods, I have trained in the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy. Relationships are important to our lives, yet an area where most of us find problems at one time or another. Relationships are an area definitely worth reaching out for help.
Sometimes it helps to include family members in some or all of the therapy sessions. I have studied and been influenced by Family Systems Theory.