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It is my belief that psychotherapy requires an authentic human connection. It requires two people working together to create meaningful goals and then creating a space conducive to self-exploration and growth. Psychotherapy should also be informed by behavioral science, using interventions that have been evaluated and tested through clinical research and found to be effective. I use approaches that are based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The ACT approach aims to help us seek out a rich and meaningful life, while accepting the struggle that inevitably goes with it. It teaches us to accept difficult feelings, while committing to taking action that enriches our life. ACT therapy achieves this by: Helping us to clarify what is genuinely important and meaningful (that is, our values) and to use that knowledge to inspire and guide us to pursue life-enriching goals;
Teaching mindfulness-based psychological skills for handling painful thoughts, feelings, urges, sensations, and memories in such a way that they have much less impact on us. Developing a mindful relationship with such experiences frees us to take action consistent with our values. I thoroughly enjoy working collaboratively with clients to create lasting and meaningful change.
It is my belief that psychotherapy requires an authentic human connection. It requires two people working together to create meaningful goals and then creating a space conducive to self-exploration…
I love living and working in my hometown of Manitowoc. My wife and I enjoy spending time with our three children. We enjoy sailing, hiking, taking road trips, and hanging out in Door County.
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University of Texas at Austin - Austin - Ph.D. - (2000)