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I am impressed by how delightfully unique we all are and how hungry we are to live lives of integrity and courage. When stressed, anxious or overwhelmed, however, we can easily lose sight of some of our strengths and values as well as the internal and external resources available to us. As a psychologist, I help people access and utilize resources to heal from emotional suffering and achieve a greater sense of personal integration, self-mastery and personal fulfillment for the benefit of self and others. I believe in listening to the symptoms of our distress, since they may be telling us something important. Often, our troubled ways of acting have a positive motive behind them that is simply being misdirected. We need to listen respectfully to all parts of ourselves and integrate what they have to offer.
I work with both practical matters and the depth of who we are as human beings, including philosophical, spiritual and religious interests. While addressing practical matters, I do so with an ear to the big issues (identity, purpose, meaning, values, life & death) and how they impact the choices we make in our daily lives. When we complete our work, I want people to take resources, insights, tools and skills to sustain the momentum of positive change into the future.