It takes courage for a person to seek help. I treat each individual with the respect and dignity they deserve. I am highly trained to assess, diagnose and treat a variety of issues, (i.e., substance abuse, anxiety). I am a certified EMDR therapist. EMDR is very effective in not only reducing anxiety but resolving childhood and other traumas. My style is empathic to the client but direct. I am also experienced in handling behavioral and adolescent issues, family conflict and divorce issues. My goal is to understand my clients to better assist them in resolving their issues. At the present time, I am accepting new clients.My background as a clinical counselor for the school system for 17 years, has enabled me to deal with a variety of issues, settings and family dynamics. I am knowledgeable about addictions and how to treat them (i.e, making appropriate referrals). My main goal has always been to help individuals gain a sense of control over their lives.Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective and powerful form of therapy that I use to treat PTSD, traumatic memories and high anxiety. Clients report a reduction in anxiety and quicker insight into their presenting problems. allowing them to make decisions and effectuate change. Please go to EMDR.com for more information.