As a therapist, I listen respectfully always striving to understand my patients without pre-judgment. I work in the spirit of unconditional positive regard (as articulated by Carl Rogers). I do not posture myself as an expert on your life. You are the expert there, and I learn from your expertise at finding the creative ways you meet life's challenges. My expertise is in active listening, paying close attention to your positive qualities, your inherent competence, and your capacity for resilience and change. I'm interested in helping people build upon and utilize their strengths in order to address the issues that leave people vexed and in pain. I try to help people appreciate the courage it takes to enter therapy and to utilize that courage to identify and grapple with blind spots that lead to misunderstanding and conflict. Together, we explore options for change toward a life of enhanced meaning, balance, and fulfillment.