Client-Centered Approach

Be Heard, Valued & Seek Truth

 

Individual Counseling

Heal Trauma, Depression & Anxiety

Most of the unwanted symptoms people experience can be traced back to unprocessed trauma.  I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help those who suffer from traumatic experiences, anxiety, and depression to heal from these wounds.  There is truly no reason to continue suffering from the effects of trauma when healing can be achieved with EMDR treatment.

Couples Counseling

Renew Emotional Connection

One of my favorite moments in work with couples happens when one, or both, realize that we will not be looking for the “bad guy”!  There is no "bad guy".  In Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, the “bad guy” is the negative pattern that couples get caught in that spins them apart.  This negative cycle leaves both people feeling lonely and hurt, saying to themselves “Here we go again!”  Couples often have the same fight over and over, and never seem to be able to resolve the problem.  Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy enables couples to identify the negative cycle that takes over and gets in the way of feeling safe and connected each other.  This approach is evidence based, and follow up studies have shown that couples not only get better in therapy, but their relationships continue to improve even after therapy has been completed.

Catholic Counseling

Help From an Ancient Tradition

The choice of a counselor is very personal.  You are likely looking for someone who is properly trained to be effective in helping you to achieve your goals for counseling, and also someone that you can feel comfortable with and trust.  You may want a counselor whose values and faith are aligned with yours, or one who brings an entirely different perspective to you.  In order to make an informed choice it is helpful to know your counselor's world view.  
My world view is from the perspective of 30 years of sobriety based on 12-step spirituality that ultimately led to a renewed faith in Catholic Christianity.

Resources

Additional Support For Your Journey

ICEEFT

Founded in 1998 by Dr. Sue Johnson and her colleagues in Ottawa, Canada, the Centre offers educational courses and training to mental health professionals (externships, workshops, core training etc.), provides certification for EFT therapists around the world and undertakes clinical research studies. ICEEFT works closely with its various affiliated EFT Centres and Communities.

AZEFT

AZEFT is an affiliated Center of the International Center of Excellence for Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). Our volunteer Board is committed to offering EFT education and training to our stellar community of mental health professionals, so that Arizona couples, families, and individuals can heal their most precious relationships.

Emdria

The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a professional association where EMDR practitioners and EMDR researchers seek the highest standards for the clinical use of EMDR therapy. EMDR is designated as an effective treatment by the American Psychiatric Association many international health agencies.

 

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