Counseling

I help people create the lives and relationships they desire, using a strength-based, holistic and collaborative approach. I am a personal growth and relationship expert, with 38 years of experience as a therapist.

Healing~Growth~Creativity
Enriching Our Lives,
Our Relationships,
Our World

My unique background brings together professional work in the fields of counseling, teaching, business consulting, coaching, recovery and community organization. The diversity of my experience, personal and professional, allows me to work with clients with compassion and wisdom.

In order to best serve my clients, I stay current in areas ranging from neurobiology to spirituality. I understand the power of skills, tools and hard work AND the mystery of transformation.

My goal is to help you create the well-being, life, relationships and work you desire. I can help you identify your purpose and meaning, define your goals, overcome obstacles and maintain the motivation to achieve your hopes and desires.

I am an LGBTQIA-affirming therapist. I have a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (#93465) and Texas (#1918).

Therapy with individuals and couples provides a safe place to explore who you are, where you are in your life process and where you want to be. My work with individuals focuses on healing the past, enjoying the present and creating the future. I help people discover a sense of purpose and meaning and encourage them to see life as a great adventure.

My work with couples focuses on helping them establish a secure, vital and lasting emotional connection. We are wired to connect, but we are not always prepared to connect in healthy ways. We want to feel loved and to know that our beloved spouse will be there when we reach out. Counseling can help save a distressed relationship, revitalize an empty relationship or enhance a healthy relationship.

I am results-oriented, skilled in both brief problem-solving and longer-term work for healing and growth. .

Coaching is a process in which people articulate their vision, set their goals, create an action plan and establish a process of accountability. As a coach, I listen, observe, provide structure, give exercises, ask rigorous questions, support, challenge and empower you. My coaching is holistic, attending to body, mind, soul and spirit. Coaching helps you align your goals with your values and needs. Coaching provides a structure for continuously reflecting, learning and taking action.

Consulting focuses on a system—a couple, a family, a business, an organization or a community. Plans and interventions are designed to create systemic change. For example, I work with families who have gifted children to create more understanding and support for the special needs of gifted children, more harmony in the family and better working relationships with teachers and schools. Another example of consulting was my work with the LGBT community in Dallas to address issues or sexism, racism, ageism and other biases in community organizations.

Counseling, Coaching and Consulting are available in my Huntington Beach office or via Skype, Facetime or phone.

Give me a call if I can help you achieve your wishes and goals. I am available for individual sessions in Huntington Beach, CA or via phone, Facetime or Skype.