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I am a Choice Theory Psychologist and Reality Therapist with a passion for understanding why and how we do what we do.
The most important role for what I do is to serve as a resource for you. My focus is on the power of information in human exchange and I write about everything from psychological research, life and relationships, to professional responsibility in public policy & mental health.
I believe in keeping things simple and that life, school, or work should not have to be complicated. As professionals we have a responsibility to provide the best information available without psychopathologizing human behavior. As a Licensed Counselor and a coach, I take a practical approach that is needs-based and solution-focused.
My training and experience go back over twenty years when I began as a part-time peer and faith-based counselor. I’ve also been in the workforce for over thirty years with a wealth of experience in leadership and navigating different types of work from education to government, business, and non-profit.
Although my credentials include assessing and treating psychiatric conditions, I am less interested in diagnostic labels and much more interested in problem-solving and exploring strategies towards making life work for you.
Perhaps you are struggling at work, school, as a student, parent, leader, in a relationship, with new roles or responsibilities, uncertain about your future, or feeling overwhelmed by life itself.
Maybe you have tried everything, and nothing seems to work or you are in search of new directions and not sure where to start. You have come to the right place.
Why not let my expertise in psychology and counseling work for you.
Managing your creative space means recognizing every day opportunities to make a difference. To do what you love and work with what you have towards reaching individual and professional goals.
If you are struggling where you are in your career, in your job, or if there is not a clear match between what you are currently doing and where you want to be, you've come to the right place.
Coaching can help give you an edge, get creative, and back on track!
Everyone has needs that evolve around survival, belonging, fun, freedom, and power.
The ability to control some aspect of our life, what we do, and navigate our environment is a critical part of meeting those needs. With competing demands, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed, unfocused, and off balance.
While mindfulness, healthy relationships, good diet and exercise are all excellent strategies to maintain balance, understanding why we do what we do and how our needs silently operate behind the scenes can empower us to make different choices.
It is a part of a formula for making life work for you.
Sometimes life can send us into a rut.
We can feel stuck, frustrated, and isolated as if we're just going through the motions of surviving the path we've carved out for ourselves or shuffling the cards we’ve been dealt.
Perhaps it is nothing new and you’ve been trying to fix it, trying to keep your head above water but you feel like you are going crazy and you’re ready to get off the hamster wheel.
Professional counseling can help. Don’t waste another minute trying to go it alone. Reach out today.