Hope, inspiration, experience….

Welcome …

Most likely there is a reason why you landed here on this particular page, at this particular time…  It is amazing, considering all the therapists on the internet… that you are here now, on a certain path, on a certain journey.

I specialize in treating anxiety and other stress related disorders such as trauma, stomach and headaches, IBS, Depression, and dependency.  Lately, I am seeing and helping more victims of medical mistakes or brain injury with memory, attention, and planning concerns.  I enjoy working with them to help them adjust and to turn their adversity into an advantage in their life.  I am also seeing many patients who have dependence on anxiety medications and I am helping them as well. There are many great and talented therapists, I am just one of them. Most important is the rapport we establish.

Most who arrive here are feeling overwhelmed with some stress, anxiety, and/or depression and are looking for ways to more contentment and purpose in their lives.

Most of them discover a positive emotional change in that very first visit, this instills new hope, a vital form of therapy first aid.  They find this a welcome change from feeling overwhelmed by anger, stress, anxiety, or depression.  They then remember that almost all positive emotions that are worth having, empathy, love, awe, joy, compassion, have a connection to someone or something … So the important question is “how well will we connect?”  Research has born out that the greatest factor in therapy is the rapport between the therapist and client.

You will find that I meet you where you are … and go at the pace.. that works best for you. I do not follow a prescriptive “cook book”, however my therapy is deeply rooted in neuroscience and existential, gestalt, Christian and Eastern philosophies. I bring to bear in each session what each client needs on that particular day.

There are many great, credentialed and talented therapists out there, I am just one of them. What is important is the rapport we establish. To that end. I offer three choices for you:

  1. A free 20 minute telephone consultation to answer your questions (use the scheduling tab)
  2. A 15 minute relaxation recording (mp3) for you to try at home (use download button)
  3. To demonstrate my confidence and my willingness to take risk with you, I offer the following no financial risk offer. The first session is an hour and half assessment. This is a process where I learn about you, understand your story, your difficulties, your strengths and your aspirations. There is plenty of time to get a good feel for each other. At the end of that session, I will be able to provide you with a good idea of what we will do in therapy. At that point, you may choose to stay with me or you may decide we don’t have that required rapport. If you stay, you pay my rate, if you go, you will owe me nothing. Regardless of your choice, you will leave with a better understanding of yourself and what you need to move forward. Click here to schedule a consultation.

Trauma Therapy, Accidents and TBI

Let me tell you of my own story of resiliency and of recovering from TBI and  PTSD. My difficulties came from being blown through a boat bulkhead in a fireball from a gas explosion on my boat. I suffered 35% second and third degree burns and a serious TBI. With help, I have fully recovered – able to focus, memory intact, no startle response, no hyper-vigilance, no irritability, I sleep well with no more nightmares. Let me talk to you about recovering….

Unresolved stress is related:

  • to physical conditions  IBS, stomach and headaches, fibromyalgia and hypertension.
  • increased eating, drinking, gambling, sleeping problems and other habits
  • over time leads to anxiety, which can further lead to OCD, depression and worse.

Couples or Family Therapy

Brief couples or family therapy helps couples or families quickly come to terms with differences.  More importantly in a few brief session it helps break destructive downward spiraling patterns and opens up new ways to solve problems.  Clients often are amazed at their capacity to change relationship dynamics and enjoy each other again.