- Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MA)
- Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
My Expert Service
"Words are, of course,
the most powerful drug used by mankind"
Greetings...and welcome to my profile page.
Here you will learn a bit about my background and what I do...
I am available online to provide you with quality, professional counseling. Whatever problems and troubles you are faced with, I can offer you positive,
non-judgemental support and
effective therapeutic intervention. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, anger,
grief, procrastination, relationship problems or work related/career issues...whatever situation you perceive to be troubling or a problem,
it can be discussed in privacy and confidentiality through live chat, email
or, in some locations, telephone.
The answers, solutions, strategies and understandings we
arrive at may be something so basic, you simply overlooked it; or, it may be something we discover, or even create, in our therapeutic dialogue. Or, you may simply need to
vent: to talk
it out with a professional; to be clearly heard by someone who actively listens...and
cares; to be supported, and encouraged, in your challenges. You may need some thoughtful, perceptive feedback or some practical and insightful advice.
Perhaps you have some concerns about your marriage or questions about parenting, or
maybe you want to learn some
effective communication and negotiation skills, or improve your self esteem and
self motivation. You may be in a period of transition and want to explore your
options, or maybe you are having difficulty making a decision about something.
There are many valid reasons to reach out for professional assistance. As a well
experienced counseling psychologist, I have the background to help you resolve
your conflicts and problems, meet your needs, move towards your goals and
engage in the process of your personal development.
I am an attentive and thoughtful
listener. I draw upon decades of specialized training and applied skills. I view
this work as a "heart-centered" practice with the intent of providing
not only practical remedies but also a small
ray of light
and a little touch of inspiration by which you can see your way to a more
meaningful life and feel better about yourself. If you are seeking professional
guidance from a qualified counselor, I invite you to contact me.
Experience & Qualifications
I have provided mental and
behavioral health counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups for over 25
years dealing with such issues as depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, anger, traumatic stress, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, obsessions and compulsions, relationship conflicts and communication breakdowns, to name a few. During this time, I have also taught public and private classes on
various self-improvement topics including self-image psychology, goal setting,
visualization, motivation, communication and negotiation, parenting, coaching,
stress and anger management, meditation and relaxation. I have worked as an
individual and family therapist for years in the community and throughout school districts, an
employee assistance counselor, the director of a crisis intervention program, a
clinical supervisor and an administrator in a human service agency.
I have had
training in Client Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Cognitive
Behavior Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Hypnosis and Neurolinquistic Programming, Strategic Communication, Multicultural Sensitivity,
Critical Incident Stress Management, Meditation and various Behavior
Modification methodologies, all of which are incorporated into my eclectic
and flexible approach to Solution Focused Therapy.
My friends, colleagues and several clients
have often commented that I have a novel, oddly slanted and somewhat creative "out of the
box" way of looking at things. This can work to great advantage for those who
may benefit by viewing things from a new and different angle.
I am currently a member of The
International Society for Mental Health Online, The National Board of Certified
Counselors, The American Counseling Association and The Hawaii Counselors
Association. I currently reside in the state of Hawaii where I am a practicing
Certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
All darkness is dispelled in light....All
problems are dissolved in solutions.
"Who is more foolish...the child afraid of the
...Or, the adult afraid of the light?"
Now, it is my
turn to be quiet and listen....If you have any questions, please contact me.