I am a professional counselor, licensed both by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of West Virginia. I serve clients in an independent full-time private practice with offices in Leesburg, VA and Shepherdstown, WV. I have been in the mental health field since 1990, and in private practice since 2003.
I mainly see adult individuals and couples.
Here is a snapshot of the principles I hold most important in counseling:
- I put great focus into understanding your thoughts and emotions accurately. This will help you understand them yourself.
- I don’t judge. I don’t try not to judge – I just don’t do it period.
- I have a “problem-solution” focus. While I work to understand my client’s challenges as deeply as I (and my clients) can, I never lose sight of potential ways out. I never give up hope.