I have been practicing as a licensed psychologist for over 25 years. I work with both individuals and couples, and the types of issues and concerns I see include:
- Relationships issues
- Sexual issues
- Grief and loss
- Family-of-origin issues
- Anxiety and Stress Management
- Recovering from childhood abuse
- Stage of Life Issues
Whether working with a couple or individual, I view therapy as a joint effort between myself and my client(s). I provide a safe space and expertise gained with training and experience, and my clients provide their expert knowledge on themselves, their experiences, their thoughts, and their feelings.
I believe that quality therapy involves mutually agreed upon goals and a way to evaluate when goals have been met. Thus, together my clients and I set goals with the following question in mind: What do you want to be different when we finish therapy? I also work with my clients to continually monitor the goals we set in order to make sure progress is being made and to change or re-vamp the goals as needed. I continually check-in with my clients to make sure that therapy is working for them and that we are on the right pathway for their change, adjusting our focus working together as needed.
I take an active approach to therapy. My goal is to offer my clients more than a place to vent. I try to provide my clients with feedback, ideas, and directions to address problems and make their lives better. Sometimes this means challenging and confronting clients. However, my goal is always to provide such challenges in the context of a very safe and trusting relationship where my clients know that I truly have their best interests at heart.
I realize that developing trust takes time and I do all that I can to develop a safe and trusting relationship with my clients. I ask my clients to be open and honest with me, and I work to provide a transparent style of therapy with my clients.
I believe that therapy is a place where clients should be able to speak the unspeakable. I believe therapy is a place where clients should feel both understood and challenged to make changes in their lives. I believe that if clients are open to the process of therapy and if they find a therapist who is a good fit for them, therapy can be life altering. I do all that I can to provide such therapy for my clients.
*To discuss if I would be a good fit for your therapy needs, or to make an appointment, call 352-273-2172.
*If you have already scheduled an appointment with me as a new client, please fill out the forms below and bring them to your first appointment.