If you are looking at this website, you are likely looking for answers, either for yourself or someone you care about. For the past 7 years, I have helped many people find their answers and I hope you will give me the opportunity to be a part of your journey, too. Please take a few minutes to look around on this site; it is important that you feel comfortable with your choice of therapist.
As a brief introduction, I am practiced in a variety of therapeutic modes, such as individual, group, and couples counseling; I see your change process as being as unique as you are and have strived to add techniques and interventions that help me to tailor your experience to you. Some early elements that are common in my approach are: to identify what you want to change; to gather information and plan possible approaches to reach your goals; and to encourage change toward the goals you set. We collaborate, and you are in charge of your therapy.
Often, we do not seek help until our situation is critical: a relationship is in severe distress, efforts to stop a cycle of addiction haven't worked, or a job is threatened by anger or depression. So the initial focus of therapy is on the behaviors that are causing the most difficulty. As the most immediate impact is reduced, addressing what is driving the behavior is generally an effective next step.
To try to encapsulate the myriad possibilities that can occur in successful therapy is a very limiting proposition. I see my role in this journey as a guide in your exploration and a mirror to reflect the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that you choose to examine and, perhaps, change or replace. Henry Ellis captured the essence of my approach when he said: “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” Take the next step and let’s see if this approach will work for you.
I have recently joined Focus Forward Counseling and Consultation in Cumming, GA. Our group offers many services, so if you don't see what you are looking for, call or visit our website: FocusForwardCC.com.