Question:        Are counseling and therapy the same thing?
Answer:           Yes.

Question:        How do I start therapy?
Answer:           Call me! I look forward to offering you a free phone consultation.

Question:        What is counseling?
Answer:           It is an opportunity to learn about yourself, to heal, to change and to create the life you deserve.

Questions:      Do I need counseling?                           
Answers:         I feel we all can use some help, guidance and encouragement from time to time. I also believe that creating change can be difficult to do without help. If you need help, guidance, support and encouragement, then counseling is for you. If you want to make change and don't know how, then counseling is for you. 

Questions:      How do I know if you are the right counselor for me?
Answers:         That is a great question! Please call me and we can talk about this. 

Before you contact me, please read the quotes below and consider that I may be an excellent fit for you if one or more of the quotes inspires you, challenges you, scares you, prompts a question, triggers you, brings you tears, sparks a smile, spurs pride or judgment, confuses you, helps you believe in yourself, unsettles you, tempts you to compare yourself to others, spurs you to think negative thoughts about your own abilities, moves you to think you can (or cannot), reminds you of who you want to become (or who you once were), uplifts you, stirs you or overwhelms you.
“One is not born a woman, one becomes one.” --Simone de Beauvoir

“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” --Sheryl Sandberg

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” --Helen Keller

 “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” --Anne Sweeney

“Women hold up half the sky.” -- Chinese proverb

“Life demands honesty, the ability to admit, face and express oneself.” –Starhawk

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." 
--Louisa May Alcott

“I love my family, even as I critique their dysfunctionalities.”  --bell hooks

"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass." --Maya Angelou

 “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." --Janis Joplin

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and  never stops at all.” –Emily Dickinson

“The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.” –Irene C. Kassorla

Growth and comfort do not coexist.” -- Virginia Rometty