Nervous? Feeling down? Stressed? Worried sick? Frustrated with your weight? Frightened about your health? Agitated? Can’t focus?  Looking for a counselor that seems like the right fit for you?

My counseling approach combines the evidenced-based approaches of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness  with natural, holistic interventions to benefit your whole health; physical and emotional.

My office is comfortable and private, more like a living room than a clinic office. Phone calls are returned the same day.  Most insurances are accepted.  Evening and weekend hours available.


  • Learn how to increase control of your thoughts and emotions.
  • Learn actions that you can take that can reduce depression, anxiety and anger.
  • Arm yourself with new tools for managing cravings.
  • Improve your communication and intimacy in your relationship.
  • Leave each session with something that is helpful.
From My Notebook

The lessons of early life are the hardest to unlearn

“The lessons of early life are the hardest to unlearn. Mostly that’s positive- you’ve learned key behavior to survive and thrive. Still, there is some misinformation from your early days. Retrain!”     Virgo Horoscope by Holiday Mathis March 23 2015 published in Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Finding out what lessons and thoughts are misinformation is the crux of cognitive behavioral therapy. It is amazing the thoughts that we accept as true that really are not. For example,” eat everything on your plate”and “toilet paper must roll forward”. These are simple ones but we have learned ways to behave and think from our life’s experiences that we just take for granted. In turn, these are responsible for a lot of conflict in our lives. As we become more aware of our thoughts and beliefs that have become ingrained along the way, we can ask ourselves the question “is that true?” The answer can be surprising.

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