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.