Hi, That’s me over there, Robert, ready to help!
A few personal words about myself as therapist and marriage counselor: I have been helping couples and individuals for 35 years. Meeting you where you hurt and helping you with what hurts became a way of life long ago. You will find a real person in me, genuine in my response, caring and resourceful in my efforts. I am human and flawed like you. And you will find that I am very ready to look at my misunderstandings and the mistakes I make in my effort to help you. I see us as in this together. I feel my responsibility for what happens in every interaction with you.
Thirty-Five years is a long time and I am glad that I remain full of vitality and passion about helping you. I like that I continue to learn in the very midst of being with you. The work of helping you always fills me with meaning and grows my capacity for empathy and compassion. I am proud that I have not stopped having a drive to learn more and to grow in my capacity as a helper. I recently became a Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist. I am also working toward Certification as a Supervisor in this beautiful model of therapy. Ultimately, I see myself as a quiet laborer, working alongside you in the vast and meaningful spaces inside the small and large experiences of our lives.
After meeting, you might find that I do not fit for you as a therapist. And if that happens you will find that it matters immediately to me that I find you someone who is a better fit.