Whether brief or long , depending on your goals and needs , therapy is about promoting growth and diminishing suffering and being satisfied with oneself and others in the world they share.
Awareness, Compassion and Personal Growth
I have provided Psychotherapy and Clinical Mental Health services in the Finger Lakes region for more than forty-four years. Fundamentally, my approach is about fostering awareness and compassion and a lifestyle comfortable for oneself.
Relational Psychotherapy is a non-authoritarian, and collaborative way of being in resolving conflicts, whether this is a clinical mental health matter or issues within ones relationships. Relationships and their patterns are complex and solutions often lay hidden from clear view. Happiness, satisfaction with life can be elusive with dissatisfying relationships.The Interpersonal-Relational Approach to Psychotherapy seeks to resolve conflict by the appreciation of strengths, needs, values heightened awareness of intersubjective experiences. Thus, laying the ground work for moving forward and living a purposeful life.
Many find this approach to therapy useful for a host of clinical mental health and relational concerns. Collaboration with medical management is frequently effective as well.
About ... I am licensed to practice psychotherapy, holding a masters degree (MA) in Health and Human Services-Mental Health Counseling and a doctoral degree (D.Litt-UK) in Mental Health. My clinical experience has been with hospital, clinic work and private practice. I have been an adjunct professor for thirty-three years, teaching counseling and human service related courses. I have Advance Practice recognition as a Diplomate-Clinical Specialist in Mental Health Counseling by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
Payment is expected at the time of service. Check, cash, credit cards, flex plans are acceptable means of payment. Reduced fee appointments may be available on a limited basis.