My approach to effective treatment involves using EMDR, when appropriate, and psychoanalytic/phychodynamic approaches to therapy. I am a Pastoral Counselor and a member of the Catholic community. One of the most important goals of my practice is to ensure that my patients experience a safe place, a peaceful environment where they can feel free to relax and heal while secure in the knowledge of the safety and confidentiality of our therapy together. I use a very gentle, non-confrontational method of working through problems. It is especially helpful for those who have experienced trauma to know I use a positive, supportive approach to therapy to assist your journey to mental/emotional health. Although I am a Pastoral Counselor, religion will not come into our discussion unless you specifically request it. I do not "preach" to my clients! If and when you want to discuss your faith, it will be in the context of your own personal faith tradition, not mine. I do therapy with people from all faiths. If you do not want to include religion in your therapy treatment, as a Pastoral Counselor, the faith stays within me. I draw on my own spirituality to assist me in helping you along the path of your healing journey.