Individual, Couple & Family Counseling
In-Services and Trainings
In response to the increased need for mental health services in our community, I am adapting my practice to emphasize solution-focused brief therapy. I am, in a sense, going back to my roots, as I was trained in this method early in my career at the Suncoast Center for Community Mental Health. This philosophy has informed my work in the 22+ years I have been in private practice, and the time has come to bring it to the forefront.
What is Solution Focused Brief Therapy?
It is a respectful, client-centered approach that recognizes and builds on clients’ strengths and resilience. The therapist and client are partners in the journey towards the client’s goal. Most clients’ concerns are significantly addressed in 5 to 15 sessions, spread out over a broader period of weeks, with homework based on the client’s treatment goals. Incorporated modalities may include Parenting with Love & Logic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Gottman Institute Research.
Through St. Matthew Catholic Church, I facilitate a free grief support group, GriefShare, for two 13-week cycles per year. Please visit GriefShare.org to find information about this faith-based approach to grief education and support.
More Helpful Information:
I am trained in Gottman Method Couples Counseling (Level II)
Trained in Love & Logic Parenting
Presenter on Communications, Relationships, Workplace Relationships, and More
Approved Supervisor for Registered Interns in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage & family Therapy
Commissioned in Lay Pastoral Leadership, Diocese of St. Petersburg
Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
National Certified Counselor