Philosophy of Helping


When I think about helping others through the trials and joys of life (because sometimes crises are good things), I reflect on one of my favorite quotations:

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

Even the most healthy, adaptive individuals sometime have bumps in the road because life does its job of offering us all ebbs and flows.  Often it is helpful to have someone with whom you can process trauma, grief or simply changes in life.  

I strongly believe in both the art and science of helping; the science that is specific evidence based frameworks that guide my interventions and the art of creative involvement in response to what clients bring to the table.  This can mean using art through writing, tangible creativity or other “outside of the box” techniques to help people get “unstuck.”  

My goal is to help people “live the questions” of life in the healthiest and most authentic way possible.  Whether I am working with caregivers as they navigate our confusing and difficult culture as they parent their children, or working with children/young people as they face hard choices, I value empowering and equipping.  My goal is to work myself out of a job!

Please feel free to call for a free consultation as we discern together if we might be a good fit.