"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths." Elizabeth Kubler Ross
On social media, I described myself as "Friend, Retired Psychotherapist, Photographer, Reluctant Minister, Retired Magician, Father"
It is hard to summarize one's life and abilities. I joke saying, "I've been a magician, minister and psychotherapist ... something's got to work"!?
I'm a activist, anti racist, Person of faith, LGBT ally, countercultural, believer in science, peacemaker.
I bring all of me to you and your quest for change.
I am an experienced with a first hand knowledge of a wide variety of issues, problems and situations.
I am excellent in communication, warm, relational, non-judgmental and direct. I work to hear the issues you are seeking help with. I do not use "psychobabble."
I focus on the "here and now" issues you bring and we will explore what has brought you to this place, what you can do and/or what you can be.
When we first meet we will make sure I am the best person for your concerns.
I focus on a person's/couple's strengths, not their weaknesses.
I do not hesitate to be direct; however, I am welcoming and sensitive to diversity - particularly in faith and spiritual beliefs; ethnic backgrounds; sexuality; gender; life history choices and family of origin experiences.
I wish to create a safe place for you.
I remember what it was like to first seek someone to help. You have to be very brave.
I am very proud to work with the people I do. They are all seeking to be stronger and wiser in their living.