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Holistic, Heart-Centered Counseling & Therapies

​​Psychotherapy is the practice of talking with a clinical counselor to help diagnose and treat emotional and mental conditions. Also known as talk therapy or simply therapy or counseling, psychotherapy can take various forms. Validated methods include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, Gestalt therapy, psychodynamic therapy and other modalities.

I view distress as the result of interpersonal relationship issues that stem from unconscious and past experiences. My aim is to reduce or alleviate emotional suffering and resulting physical problems through verbal and nonverbal communication and intervention.

My integrated approach begins with establishing a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental environment to explore your condition, moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. I want to help you live a happier, healthier and more productive life by developing effective habits and coping strategies. Talk therapy sessions usually take place once a week for an hour to 90 minutes. 

Clients report a number of lasting advantages of psychotherapy including greater self-awareness, better personal and professional relationships, increased productivity and resolution to a variety of emotional conditions that can also cause physical symptoms.

Talk therapy can help you improve and recover from a wide range of mind-body challenges, including depression, anxiety, phobias, abuse, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders and weight loss, substance abuse and smoking, low self-esteem, relationship and family problems, and much more.

Overcoming any doubts or fears about psychotherapy can be well worth the effort. Any time your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be, therapy could be the solution. Psychotherapy provides a path to living a more joyful existence by understanding yourself and others better.


You could benefit from psychotherapy if:

  • You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness, sadness, anxiety or fear.
  • Your problems don't seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
  • You find it difficult to concentrate on work or feel uninspired to carry out everyday activities.
  • You worry excessively, think negatively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge.
  • Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are disappointing or harming you or others.

Psychiatrists and doctors tend to prescribe drugs for healing, and many also strongly advocate for psychotherapy in conjunction with medication. Traditional counseling is often the gateway to complementary alternative therapies that can be powerfully transformative.

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