I've been a therapist and addiction counselor for nearly 30 years, and I've learned that therapy shouldn't have to be complicated; it's not rocket science.
What is most crucial - perhaps even more important than credentials or education - is that you feel comfortable with your therapist.
I invite you to interview me to see if it makes sense for us to work together.
Counseling & Psychotherapy for Couples, Individuals, and Addictions
My approach is down-to-earth and practical. What works for one person may not work for another, so I try to work in a way that is most helpful for each client. Therapy is about people sitting down and talking, so I speak plain English - not “psychobabble.”
Though I work with clients with a wide variety of issues, below are a few of the areas I specialize in.
Drug & Alcohol Counseling
Even without a stigma attached, it can be hard to ask for support. You’ve been successful in other areas of your life, so you believe that you should be able to quit drinking or using drugs on your own, too. In reality, the solution is not so simple, and many people struggle to stop or reduce substance abuse on their own.
All forms of infidelity are devastating. It’s common to feel utterly hopeless that you can ever repair your relationship, that you can ever trust your partner again. But there is hope. With the help of an experienced infidelity counselor, couples can eventually get their relationship back to a healthy place, often to an even healthier place than before the affair.
Marriage & Couples Counseling
It’s normal for couples to need help sometimes. Very few of us are experts at being in relationships, and most of us need outside help at some point in our marriages. Even for couples who are willing to work on things, they usually don’t know how to do the work. Before we end relationships, we should try everything - we should leave everything out on the field, so to speak.
Sex Addiction Counseling
Someone has a sex addiction when their sexual behavior causes problems in their life or makes them feel bad about themselves. This could take the form of masturbation, pornography use, extramarital affairs, compulsive flirting, prostitution – essentially any sexual behavior that becomes problematic.
We men are lousy at knowing how we feel and at expressing our feelings. This usually creates problems in our relationships with women since women generally want their partners to be able to express their feelings. Saying how you feel is especially hard when you don’t know what you’re feeling. Or maybe you mostly feel anger.