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Mental Health Services

I am an active and engaged therapist. I will not simply nod and ask you, “How do you feel about that?”.  I try to serve as an objective mirror for my clients, giving them feedback on what I perceive. This is done tentatively and respectfully but with as much confrontation as seems appropriate.

It’s not unusual for a client to have a general goal and want help articulating what it means for them. In our first session I ask, “How can I help you?”.  I listen carefully, ask questions and repeat the goal(s) expressed to make sure we have a clear understanding.  If I believe that I won’t be able to help you reach your goals, I will seek to find a referral for you.

My work is outcome oriented and I try to achieve goals quickly, but I also understand that some people enlarge their goals as they work or have issues that require more time.