Regarding our Relationship
The counselor-client relationship should be open and direct. It is therefore important to begin our relationship with a clear agreement. My goal is to provide a safe space for you in which to explore the contents of your world at a mental, emotional, body and spiritual levels in order to remove blocks and the damage patterns that are keeping you from your full potential and goals. I do not diagnose mental disorders. I don’t have the solutions to your problems or the answers to your questions….You do. What I do have are the right questions.
An appointment is a time set aside for you and it is a time which is carefully planned within the context of the week’s schedule. Therefore, you can help me by observing the following:
Please notify me at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged if you have to cancel your appointment. This enables me to re-arrange my time.
My fees for professional services are $100 an hour and $25 for each additional 15 minutes. The client leaves each session when we reach a good ending point or resolution. Therefore, I do not work within the parameters of a 55 minute session time. Under special circumstances we can talk about a sliding scale.
Your communication with me is kept confidential. I follow a strict code not to divulge anything that is said to me during our session outside of a session without your permission.
Qualifications and Techniques
I have been counseling with a variety of energy healing, spiritual, and applied metapsychology techniques since 1977. As an ordained minister, I have a masters degree in counseling/psychology and I have certification in Trauma from the Traumatic Incident Reduction Association. Some of my training includes an internship at the Institute for Research in Metapsychology where I assisted in research and development of techniques. Other certifications include a wide range of mind/body interventions from the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology. I was the founder of Trauma Relief Services of the Northwest, a non-profit educational corporation in Portland, Oregon. I teach individuals and groups personal growth, life skills, stress reduction, energy management, and psychic development.
The applications I use reflect the common goal of therapies, religions, and philosophies, whether one calls this goal the attainment of sanity, enlightenment, happiness, wisdom or self–realization. I look forward to working with you!