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Each of the psychotherapists in our practice has a different educational background, different theoretical approaches, different styles and even different licenses. This enriches what we can offer our clients. However, as a group, we subscribe to certain core beliefs or values.

Respectful Relationship

We respect the worries and hopes each individual, couple or family brings to the therapy process. Our approach to therapy sees everyone as a distinct and unique individual.  We seek out each person’s experience, learn what they value most and help them to actualize these preferences. As psychotherapists, our most fundamental and powerful tool is the therapeutic relationship. Through interactive conversation, our work diminishes the problems clients bring to us. Our education, training and years of experience as psychotherapists facilitate rich dialogue, challenge limiting beliefs, resolve family conflicts and empower individual and relational change. We provide new perspectives and specific tools that assist our clients in achieving greater life satisfaction.


We do all of this within a firm ethical commitment to the responsibility and trust that a client places in us. We actively engage the client in the therapeutic process, with an emphasis on the client being informed about their rights and responsibilities and acting as a full partner in the setting of their goals. We adhere to the ethical guidelines of our respective professional licenses.

Ongoing Education

We continually strive to enhance our professional expertise by advancing our education, meeting the highest levels of clinical training and requirements for licensure and certification, practicing the best standards of care and consulting with others’ expertise as appropriate.

“Professional Counselors combine traditional psychotherapy with a problem solving approach that creates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution.” –American Mental Health Counselors Association

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