“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” – Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak
"I listen for people's strengths - and I find them inspiring."
- Albert Bellg, Ph.D.
If you're dealing with difficult situations, managing a major change in your life or work, looking for personal renewal, or making an important life decision, a personal consultion can help you find your way.
This is not psychotherapy for the treatment of mental health issues - there are no diagnoses, and any notes I take will not become part of your medical record. This work is about helping you find the deep insights and understandings you need to find and stay on the path that is most true to who you are.
Dealing with Difficult Situations
Much of my work has involved helping medical patients dealing with the challenges of a serious illness - in other words, helping normal people find a way to deal with abnormal circumstances. I would be glad to help you find better ways to cope with your life challenges.
There are many changes going on in the world - and it sometimes feels overwhelming. People in all walks of life are confronting changes in their work, personal lives, and future. How can you navigate those changes? How can you maintain your sense of identity and purpose? I welcome the opportunity to help you move positively through changes that occur in your life, career and health.
I have been extensively involved in helping individuals and groups manage stress and maintain a positive balance between their personal lives and work. There are many creative ways for managing stress and maintaining work-life balance, and have developed a simple and effective approach to mindful practice for managing stress, improving relationships and coping with life's difficulties.
I particularly welcome the opportunity to work with my medical and mental health professional colleagues. I have worked in many medical settings and am married to a physician, and I am familiar with the stress-related issues and personal challenges (e.g., anger, burnout, and "compassion fatigue") we face.
If you need to renew your sense of meaning and connection, I would be glad to help you explore what has impacted your motivation and sense of mission and find ways to bring more of who you are - your own unique perspective and self - back into your work and personal life.
Making Important Life Decisions
If you have an important life decision to make or are wrestling with a personal problem or issue, I also offer Clarity Sessions, which go beyond conventional problem-solving and conflict resolution to give you the opportunity to discern your own truth around an important issue or question. Using well-established processes for cultivating insight and discernment, a Clarity Session can help you to set aside the complexity or confusion around personal or professional issues and decisions to develop a clearer sense of the direction that's right for you.
About these Personal Consulting sessions