Psychotherapy is both an art and a science. It involves helping a person deal with day-to-day problems and concerns as well as with major life events such as the loss of a loved one or other major life changes. I also strive to caringly work with those dealing with integrating the positive transitions of life, including business successes, marriage, the birth of a child, and creative developments.
Sometimes the problem is a primary relationship: how to find a loving partner and make a relationship work, how to grow a love relationship, or how to deal with a broken one. I have worked with individuals to explore and strengthen these areas of life and relationships.
In my many years as a psychotherapist, I have learned that there are no pat formulas. Each person's needs and life experiences are different. I have also learned the value of mindful listening with full attention to glean the many levels at which a person might be helped.
Small groups provide a sense of belonging and community in which members can safely try out and express new ways of being, and receive honest, supportive feedback from others who are also working on their own growth. These groups provide a long-term safe venue in which members can take reasonable risks in trying out and practicing new, life-affirming behaviors.