The client/therapist relationship is the most important ingredient in therapy. I am a thoughtful, caring, licensed therapist. My patients consistently state that they feel very comfortable expressing their thoughts and feelings because they feel listened to. I am a former teacher and a good listener. I specialize in interpersonal relationships, self image and self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, parenting skills and addiction. In addition I encourage other alternative supporting therapies such as massage, acupuncture, yoga, exercise and meditation. My philosophy is strength-based. I encourage each person to develop an understanding of him/herself through verbal expression of thoughts and feelings. You will feel valued and heard while learning new ideas and skills. This is at the heart of what you will do.