I greatly value both kindness and truthfulness. This means I treat people with care and respect. I am also honest and straightforward with my clients. I believe that both of these are important to help people grow.
Common themes that come up in my work are
- What we believe about people—ourselves and others
- How we communicate, especially when we disagree
- Accepting the realities of life–what we can and can’t control
Understanding how people apply these themes in their lives is important. It helps raise awareness and informs us how best to move forward with the work of change.
My professional background, before becoming a counselor, was in technology management in large financial corporations. Burnout, chronic stress, Type-A behavior patterns, difficulty with personal relationships, perfectionism, and workaholic tendencies are often issues for people who live or work in stressful environments. If these are issues you want to address, the combination of my clinical and business experience can be helpful in working with them.