I am committed to helping individuals, couples and families reach their optimal level of functioning. I approach counseling with the utmost respect for individual differences, cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs and social experiences. Each person possesses strengths that can be utilized in treatment to achieve wellness and healing. I provide help for those who are suffering due to unhappy relationships, stress, work and career issues, chronic pain, anxiety and depression. It is my goal to unearth and capitalize on client strengths to achieve treatment goals. I have experience using a variety of approaches to promote positive growth and development.I seek to empower the client(s) to make changes that would enhance their life and/or gain deeper insight. My holistic approach to counseling includes assessing historical, biological, social, spiritual and emotional factors that may contribute to areas of difficulty.I specialize in short- and long-term therapy, treatment of phobias and chronic pain, career counseling learning disabilities, ADHD, and gifted evaluations. In addition I speciliaze in providing couples therapy to couples who are struggling due to infidelity, communication problems and/or stress related to extended family.