also understanding the frustrations of parenting a sullen or difficult teenager. As they move from dependent years of the past towards greater self-determination, teens’ paths are often indirect and confusing (even to them!), and difficult for us to understand. I can help.
When working with individuals, my goal is always to help clarify the issues that underlie the anxiety, the depression, the loneliness, or self-defeating behavior, and give solid tools that really help. I’ve had great success with men and men’s issues, including anger and understanding a spouse’s concerns. Men seem to appreciate my straight talk approach.
I encourage new clients to “test drive” two or three therapists before deciding. You need to feel comfortable with the person you share personal things with, so call me if you just want to meet briefly to check me out (15 minutes, no charge). If you need a referral to someone with different expertise, e-mail me or call and I’ll connect you with the right person (remember, you need not identify yourself).