My interest in counseling goes back to my undergraduate years. My experiences as a young person helped me understand that in order to make a difference in the lives of people it is vital to understand both individual situations and problems and the larger community dynamics that play a major role in the lives of all people. I learned that people can and do live lives that fit with their preferred ways of being if they are given a safe space and being able to create more such spaces drew me to my current work.
I am interested in working with people from all walks of life, all cultures. My aim would be to help them better understand their own hopes and aspirations, to re-align their lives to match their goals/preferred ways of being and to create spaces where they can reduce the influence of problems in their lives and make visible to them their skills in managing problems. I hope to someday contribute to the field, by generating theory from personal experience.