Therapy is a process of growth and change.
Changing patterns that aren't working, creating positive change, and increasing happiness in your relationships, career, family, and self.
I believe positive change is abundantly possible, and that sometimes it is easier and quicker to get there with some outside help. Every person struggles with difficult circumstances and emotions at some point or another. Counseling provides an opportunity to increase your awareness and understanding of self and others, relieve distress, find solutions, and create positive change. My approach incorporates cognitive-behavioral methods along with guidance, constructive insights, empathy, and humor. You will receive analytical feedback when appropriate, and are always encouraged to express your thoughts and needs about the sessions or your progress. If you are striving for balance or relief, counseling offers alternatives that will help. My clients often discover options and realizations they didn't expect. My aim with each client is to provide effective services in a confidential setting where concerns can be safely explored. We examine the ways you think and feel about situations in your life, and how you react in response to those situations...towards more peace of mind, self-confidence, and positive change.
During the initial phone consultation, we’ll discuss your circumstances and address any questions about my background and approach. This can provide a better sense of whether my style is a good fit for you, or if I can help find a suitable referral. I answer questions you may have about my experience or about counseling in general. If it seems appropriate to move forward, we will discuss my current fees and set the first appointment. I offer a limited number of openings on a sliding scale to those who qualify for a reduced fee, which is always established prior to your first session. If you’d like to inquire further, contact my office at (925) 979-9839 or send a request using the contact form, to discuss the possibility of working together.