What do you want your life to be? Answering that question starts a conversation about fulfilling your dreams. As a mature, experienced therapist, I approach you as an individual, not a diagnosis requiring a cookbook approach. Some clients seek my services to solve problems, reduce anxiety or improve their mood. Others want to re-orient themselves to a new stage in life, or they may seek a better understanding of themselves and their loved ones.
My therapy style is collaborative and non-judgmental, and explores your unique circumstances to better understand how you can help yourself. This can take treatment beyond problem-solving to more permanent healing. Although experienced with emergencies, that is not my practice focus. As an outpatient therapist I work with people who can reliably cope, are not at risk or in crisis, do not have thoughts of self-harm, are not a risk to others, and are seeking to grow. I also do not take new clients with active substance abuse or addictions, which tend to interfere with growth in therapy. (For more information about where to find crisis services, please scroll to the bottom of this page.)
Benefits of Working with a Mature Therapist
People often say they find it easier to open up to me because I’m old enough to have been around the block — in relationships, career, coping with loss, and building self-knowledge. Life experience can offer surprises that elicit coping skills not found in a textbook. It teaches that we aren’t infallible, that growth often requires humility and acceptance to gain the wisdom of experience and move on.
Insurance Accepted, Convenient Hours
I accept Medicare (not Medicaid), insurance, and private pay, and offer weekday and evening hours. My office is spacious and comfortable, with a private waiting room, free parking and convenient freeway access. I am accepting new clients and invite you to call or find out more by exploring this site. For more, please see the menu above.
How to find help for a crisis. Although I do not take new clients in crisis, there are therapists and resources to help you. They can be found through an internet search or by accessing one of the major therapist finder sites and entering your issues as search terms. People in crisis can get immediate help by calling 911. If you are considering suicide you can also call the National Suicide Lifeline available 24 hours per day, every day at 1-800-273-8255. Urgent help is also available at your local hospital emergency room or by contacting your local crisis line.