I believe that every person has intrinsic value and thus should be treated with great respect and positive regard. My overall approach is based on this premise and this attitude is maintained throughout therapy. My approach is direct, open, and relational. I do not hesitate to offer concrete direction once trust has been earned. I consider the “whole” person in developing a treatment plan, which to me includes their personal and family history, physical and emotional health, and current relationship support. I believe that the best therapy leads the client (both individuals and couples) towards increased well being.I am an experienced counselor. I love people and compare meeting a new client, to reading a new novel. I never tire of learning about people and by now, have a wide range of expertise. In that sense, I feel equipped to help almost anyone that comes through my door. Being competent puts people at ease which creates a solid therapeutic alliance. Greetings, if you are looking for a positive counseling experience I believe you will find it here. Every person is valuable and every person has a story to tell. For many individuals counseling is new experience and therefore a bit scary to try. If so, I can almost guarantee you will not regret it.