At various times, I have been referred to by my clients as many things including; “a life / mindfulness coach, a business consultant, a counselor, a therapist, a psychotherapist and a marriage counselor.”
I strongly believe in an interpersonal and interactive approach drawing on multiple therapeutic disciplines. I have been practicing for over thirty years. The people I see teach me what works best. My intent is to understand and learn about you and your goals, aspirations and challenges. Together, we address aspects of your life that you would like to resolve, change or clarify.
My approach has been described as collaborative, warm, attentive, down to earth and practical. My sense of humor is said to help, also.
The variety of reasons that people come to counseling is as broad as the number that enter the therapeutic door.
Change is inevitable. Life has a way of introducing challenges, learning experiences, conflicts, and complexities. These occur in both an interpersonal and an intrapersonal way. We cannot escape them.
The therapy hour is a sanctuary: a place to safely explore, learn, heal, and move forward. It is the relationship between individuals and the therapist that heals the wounds of the past or present.
Counseling helps one to feel heard and find solutions and choices that individuals do not know are available. This is accomplished by talking about the conflicts with an understanding, compassionate therapist. One who brings a spirit of kindness and curiosity.
Both conscious and unconscious processes of each person involved in the therapeutic experience will become clearer. Through this mindfulness practice, people can recognize healthier resolutions to what life is offering.
Therapy is one way for individuals and couples to break through the blockages and the addictive patterns that keep them from their awareness, inner strength, and their potential for intimacy with themselves and others.
I am fortunate to practice in two offices in the heart of Silicon Valley, California.
The Saratoga office is in a very therapeutic setting. My office sits just north of Big Basin Way (Hwy 9), and overlooks Saratoga Creek. Wildwood Park is across the street. Many of my clients like to sit or walk in the natural therapeutic setting. Birds, occasional deer, beautiful trees and serenity abounds. Coming to work here is a pleasure.
My other office is in Palo Alto, (which many say is the central piece for the business and academic culture in Northern California). My office is a quarter mile north west of University avenue and only a couple of miles from Stanford. It is a warm, welcoming, and quiet atmosphere in a garden setting. My entry door is in the back of the building near the fountain and patio.