Top 10 Reasons To Choose Me

There are lots of therapists to choose from in this area. How do you know which one is best? This web site is full of information about me, my practice, and how I handle various issues. But here is the very brief top 10 list of reasons to choose me.

10  I have candy in my office.

9   My office is conveniently located with a short walk from the parking lot to my door.

8   I will not ask you “how does that make you feel” or “how is that working for you?”.

7   I do not give advice (that is not what therapy is about).

6   I am an excellent listener and I’m really good at explaining things.

5   I will help you find workable solutions to your situation so that you do NOT become dependent on me.

4   I have worked as a secretary, as a day care provider, in corporate HR, in corrections and with law enforcement, in career counseling, in education, and as a therapist. I understand different areas of life.

3   We will focus on what needs to change to make your life better.

2   We will set your therapy goals together.

1   With over 20 years of counseling experience, I have probably dealt with (and helped clients to deal with) a situation like the one you are facing now. I will almost certainly be able to help you feel relief of symptoms.

 How To Know When To See A Counselor

Everyone struggles now and then. Life is a challenge – some days more than others! But how do you know when this is more than day to day stress and that you need professional help dealing with your challenges?

Listed below are some tips on what to look for to indicate you could probably benefit from seeing a therapist.

  • Feeling overwhelmed by even a minor setback or challenge
  • If you believe others (including those closest to you) are personally and specifically challenging you (i.e., “pushing your buttons”)
  • If you had no healthy role models for parenting
  • Feeling like things are just spiraling out of control despite your best efforts to manage them
  • If you tend to get feedback from others that your reaction to things is “out of line” or “over the top.”
  • If you feel yourself losing interest in things, or that things you used to enjoy no longer seem appealing to you

If you are experiencing feelings like these, it would probably be a good idea to visit a professional therapist for help in sorting things out.

You’ll be surprised at how good you can feel! You can call me at 331-457-5471 or email me at