therapy is based on a good therapeutic relationship. This
relationship starts when we create a safe and
supportive environment where, at your own pace, you can:
Learn ways to change how you see
and relate to yourself and the world.
Improve communication with others.
Identify what you need to thrive.
Rediscover your unique gifts.
Create and maintain
Growing in any of these areas
can help you create the life that you want to live.
Types of Counseling
I work with adolescents, adults,
seniors, couples, families and groups.
Together we can explore such issues
Relationships with self and others
Relationship to money, career or work
Communication with spouses, partner,
children, parents, boss, co-workers or others
Grief or loss (including family member,
friend or pet)
Life or career transitions (including
loss of employment or demotion)
Anxiety or depression
Performance improvement (for musicians,
athletes and other performance-based skill sets)
I am training to be a Certified Sex
Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with the International Institute
Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP.com). I am also a
member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
Although sex addiction is not recognized
as an official diagnosis there is overwhelming evidence that
some people exhibit problematic behaviors in this area.
The following PATHOS questionnaire was
developed to quickly assess the need for a more compressive
assessment for sex addiction.
After reviewing this questionnaire, you
can call me to schedule an appointment, or you can visit
SASH.net, for more
- Do you
often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
Do you hide
some of your sexual behavior from others? *[Ashamed]*
ever sought help for sexual behavior you did not like? *[Treatment]*
been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior? *[Hurt
you feel controlled by your sexual desire? *[Out
have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards? *[Sad]*
A positive response to just one would
indicate a need for additional assessment. Two or more
indicates sexual addiction.
PATHOS was developed by Patrick Carnes,
Limitations on treatment:
I do not work with sex offenders or those
who have acted out with children.
I do not conduct court
ordered (legal) assessments.
I do not offer court
ordered anger management or domestic violence classes.