The great psychiatrist and writer Irvin Yalom said of psychotherapy that “It’s the relationship that heals.” I have forged healing therapeutic relationships with clients for more than 12 years in a variety of treatment settings. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults addressing a wide range of issues such as grief, anxiety, depression, marital conflict, and divorce recovery. I have also had great success helping teens with low self esteem and difficulties adjusting to a blended family. In all cases, I emphasize people’s strengths to foster hope and help reinforce their natural resilience to overcome distress.We live during a time of unprecedented change in human history, and many of those changes come in the expanded understanding of human emotions, thoughts, and the brain. I’m constantly reading to make sure that I offer guidance and insight based in current research.I have training in Narrative Exposure Therapy (N.E.T.), a type of psychotherapy used the world over to help people overcome trauma and give relief for symptoms of PTSD. I am interested in working with combat veterans and using N.E.T. to bring relief to their PTSD symptoms.