A faith-friendly 

counseling experience

Catholic/Christian Faith integrative counseling

     Salutaris is a Latin word meaning wholesome, beneficial, and healing and that's exactly what I strive for in my practice. Whether a couple or individual, I help clients to take an inventory of all aspects of their life, physical, mental, and spiritual. Then, we as a team will work together to create a treatment approach we both believe will work. Psychological research continually shows that when client and counselor work together openly in this manner, counseling has the most beneficial outcomes and can lead to healing in the client's life. 

What is unique about my approach? 

     I bring a balanced approach which combines the physical sciences of psychology, but incorporates the our spiritual aspects as humans. Therapists are trained to respect our clients' values and not to impose our own, while still challenging our clients to examine their beliefs critically. I am respectful towards your faith and your beliefs but don't shy away from tough spiritual questions. At the same time, I do not misidentify your religion as the sole cause of distress or discourage or belittle it in any way. This balanced approach leaves room for respectful dialogue about beliefs and useful integrations of your faith and sources of meaning. Because our beliefs are so much a part of who we are, it is essential that they should be integrated. When your values are allowed to be a part of your therapy, it can go beyond simple behavioral modification into a deeper healing of your whole being. At my practice, I will want to know what beliefs compel you, and what gives you meaning in life. Together we will find ways of using your own values to empower the therapeutic process. To borrow from Viktor Frankl (famous psychiatrist and survivor of the Holocaust),

"Man may be pushed along by his base drives, but he is pulled ahead by his deepest values and sources of meaning."