A Bit About Me...
I am originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My first degree is in social psychology from Florida Atlantic University. From a young age I have been fascinated by the challenges which face humanity and the opportunities for creating lasting peace and happiness in society, beginning with individuals and families. I frequently give talks on this topic in addition to private sessions. My second degree is a Master's of science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee.
While my therapeutic approach necessarily draws from a variety of approaches and theories, the solution-focused and transactional analysis approaches are my starting points and preferences. The solution-focused approach seeks to identify current strengths which can empower you to resolve your concerns, rather than dwelling on childhood issues. The transactional analysis approach looks at human interactions as an exchange of roles- are we primarily in the role of child, adult, or parent as we attempt to solve our problems?
From my experience and as much research suggests, clients are more successful when focus is put on understanding processes rather than just on content (specific dilemma or issue). Therefore, you may be relieved to know that in my practice, uncovering and re-experiencing the painful past is a last resort. As of 2018, I have been in the counseling field for eighteen years.
I look forward to exceeding your expectations!
Like everyone, I too have had
my share of hardships
as well as traumatic
Oddly enough, these difficulties made it possible for me to have the deeper levels of joy that I now experience. Conveying this empowering understanding with my clients is a delight!
In my free time I enjoy time painting, connecting with nature, stunt kiting, writing, and contemplating life's
I also enjoy sharing about
the joy and benefits of being in flow. Below is a collage of some of my paintings, each the result of flow! I am also
in flow when working
with my clients!
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