My practical view of the function of counseling is as a journey of self-exploration by the client, meant to increase his/her level of self-understanding and self-awareness. I, as counselor act as the guide or facilitator of this journey. I, as counselor do not act as the self-appointed expert on the client’s life who effortlessly dispenses advice to the client on what he/she should be thinking, feeling, and doing. I, as counselor, do not readily provide answers/solutions to client questions/problems regarding themselves and their lives. From my experience, clients are much more inclined to own and operate an answer/solution, if it is of their own creation. On some level of consciousness based on his/her experience in life, I believe the client is in possession of the answers to his questions. It is my job to make those answers explicit. It is my job to help clients identify, develop, and mobilize their own resources to successfully solve problems and meet challenges.
Tri-Care / Humana Military, Optum UHC, Optum VA
Solution-focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Existential Therapy, Family Systems Approach, Christian Counseling available upon request
37976 S. Gratiot
Clinton Township, MI 48036
- Individual Practice
- Inpatient Treatment Center
- Wellness Training