What to expect — how we will work together

If you choose to work with me, you can expect that I will treat you with compassion and respect; that I will see and nurture the best in you, even when you have a hard time seeing or believing in the best in you; that I will offer a balance of encouragement and challenge in order to foster growth and change.

We will combine your expertise in being you with my expertise in helping people, working together in a deeply collaborative way that is individualized to fit you, taking into account your uniqueness — who you are, your history and circumstances, your struggles, your hopes and dreams and aspirations, your values. We will take serious matters seriously while finding the humor in things often. This sort of work is work, which is not always fun, but it is rewarding, and a surprising amount of it may be enjoyable.

And, while I don’t have a crystal ball and cannot guarantee specific outcomes, the following are likely:

  • the suffering that prompted you to come will diminish
  • you will have a greater understanding of how the ways you relate to yourself, to your world and to others can contribute to or hinder your well-being
  • you will develop new skills and perspectives that will give you a greater sense of self-mastery, freedom, resilience and hope
  • you will develop greater mental flexibility, adaptability, coherence and stability

For more details, see the approach page.