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When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. 

~ Viktor Frankl

There are many reasons why people seek counseling. Some people have obvious issues that are significantly affecting their lives such as depression, anxiety, grief or stress. Some people want to work through certain behaviors or coping skills that they feel "stuck" in. And, others have a less concrete idea of why they want to begin counseling. Perhaps they need a safe place or an unbiased person to listen to their hurts or circumstances. There is no "perfect" reason to begin counseling; it is specific to the individual seeking help.


When considering counseling, calling to make the appointment is often the first step towards healing. Being ready to start working through some hard issues takes courage, and we want to support your decision to begin. After a short phone call to talk about what brings you in for counseling, we will schedule your first appointment.


During the first session, we will discuss what your concerns are, and together we will set goals for therapy. My role is to walk alongside you in a safe and compassionate environment as you work towards healing. 



Your counselor will not:

  • Tell you what to do

  • Fix your problem

  • Take sides in a dispute

  • Act as a disciplinarian to your child/teenager

  • Give legal or medical advice

  • Impose the counselor's beliefs on you

  • Work harder than you do

Your counselor will:

  • Offer compassion, support and confidentiality

  • Listen to your needs

  • Encourage you to grow

  • Challenge some of  your assumptions

  • Move you towards independence

  • Respect your value system

  • Abide by ethical standards

  • Make referrals when appropriate

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