counseling for clarity commitment and change
I work with couples and individuals struggling to have the kind of life that they want and deserve. Most often this is because they are:
- spending a lot of time thinking about the past or worrying about the future.
- exhausted from trying to manage emotions, memories or thoughts.
- trapped in relationship, sexual, spiritual or work issues that come up over and over again.
- avoiding situations, people or activities because of the feelings, memories or thoughts that might show up.
- believing that it isn’t possible to have a real, fulfilling life in the presence of feelings like anxiety or sadness or problems like addiction.
If you or your partner are caught by issues like these, I may be able to help. Using an approach to counseling called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I can show you how to have a satisfying life, even in difficult times.
ACT is based on the insight that much of our emotional suffering is rooted in a fruitless struggle with our history, beliefs or experience. That doesn’t mean that such pain isn’t real, only that the energy invested in trying to eliminate it is better spent doing what matters to you. From this perspective, the key to a meaningful life is not fighting an unwinnable battle with emotional pain but letting go of struggle in order to live in a more satisyfing way. This is what I help people learn how to do.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and board-certified as a sexologist by the American Board of Sexology. I have a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in pastoral counseling and Buddhist studies from Naropa University. I completed post-graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy and Sex Therapy at the Colorado School for Family Therapy. In addition to my counseling practice, I serve as a meditation teacher and am on the faculty of Naropa University.
So you can learn more about how I work with people, I offer a free initial meeting. To make counseling more affordable, even if you don’t have insurance, I also offer an income-based fee for all clients. Please see my website for more details or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Insurance & Payments Accepted||income-based fee|
|Professional Associations||American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies|
|Licenses & Certifications||Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, Diplomate American Academy of Clinical Sexology, DAACS|
|Theoretical Orientation||acceptance and commitment therapy, systemic-contextual, mindfulness-based therapy|
|Areas Most Worked In||couples, elders, anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma|
|Specialties / Emphasis||Anxiety/Panic Attacks, Crisis Counseling, Codependency/ACA, Divorce/Dissolution, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Grief/Loss, Mood Disorders (Depression/Bipolar), Sexual Disorders, Substance Abuse/Dependency, Trauma Recovery (abuse)|
|Number Of Staff||1|
|Years In Practice||4|