My belief is that counseling is a journey we travel together. Our first step is to define your goals - the things that you want to see different in your life. We will also look at where you want to go - discovering the reasons that you have chosen to meet with me at this point in your life. We will also identify what’s working well in your life, and the things that can be changed to get you to your destination. My ultimate goal is to work myself out of a job as you develop the skills and tools that you can use in the present and the future to have the life that you desire. I use cognitive behavioral techniques – examining thought and relationship patterns and what is working and not working: narrative therapy – your story and the impact your past has upon your present: as well as a strengths based approach – what you do well and the things about you that help you handle stress and life’s challenges and difficulties.