Psychotherapy is often thought of as a problem-solving tool. While no doubt problems do exist and are real and painful, what equally matters when you walk in my door is your emergent capacity for change. We often know ourselves within the context of our history, our current lives and relationships—by the very nature of this there is much that remains unknown and available for discovery. I am not just interested in making something better.
Leading people on wilderness trips and studying the local natural environment taught me about what it feels like to set out on an adventure and the richness of the unexpected. Maps are important and so is your ability to improvise. The art of psychotherapy is the improvisational presence, the timing, the curiosity we all need to find the courage to risk, to know and show what has remained hidden. The science of psychotherapy emerges from the amassed knowledge, the years of research, the diligence that has rendered a phenomenally robust practice of helping individuals, couples and families find their way.