individual counseling $120 / 1 hr session

Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Positive Psychology, Narrative Psychotherapy and mindfulness based stress reduction methods, I work with individuals to reduce anxiety, improve mood, and make importance choices in their lives to deal with stressful situations.

relationships / couples counseling $120 / 1 hr session

Using the Gottman method of couples counseling, I work with couples in formal and informal, committed relationships of all ages and orientations. I use individual methods as well as the Gottman Level II exercises to help couples reconnect and revitalize their relationships as well as make thoughtful choices about their relationships. In addition to the Gottman Method approach, I bring both personal and professional experience in how mental illness, substance abuse, professional demands and life affect relationships.

The Gottman Method recommends a minimum of 4 sessions, which include a proprietary Relationship Check-up to identify strengths and areas of focus in achieving the couple’s goals.

conflict resolution (contact for quote)

My background in seeking alternatives to adjudicated, court-dictated resolutions to conflict dates back to my college days (a really, really long time ago). I am a trained and experienced mediator in the State of Michigan for domestic and civil cases.

For those seeking to improve productivity and enhance efficiency - workplace conflict resolution has amazing results. I am typically called in when Human Resources or a Senior Leader has been unable to determine whether one party is at fault and when the organization needs the two people in question to work well together.

Recent engagements include:

-resolving conflict between supervisor and employee

-resolving conflicts between two department directors

-resolving conflict between shop floor workers

-resolving conflict on a marketing team

Leadership Development (contact for quote)

Leadership is the ability to effectively manage a variety of relationships with purpose, decisiveness and clarity. When working with leaders and leadership teams, I call on my experience in global industrial manufacturing environments as well as my successes in training consultants, coaching leaders, leadership teams and developing change management programs to address the demands of keeping a business of any scale healthy and viable.

The science of relationship effectiveness applied to leadership development has been calculated to be one of the most powerful and immediate gains a company can make.

Recent engagements:

-Six week successful supervision coaching, local Tier 1 automotive supplier

-Leadership Excellence project, petrochemicals manufacturer

training (contact for quote)

Recent Engagements:

“Exerting Influence without Authority” Lakeshore Human Resources Association

“ Smartphones Stress and You “ Hope College

“Difficult Conversations” several local organizations and non-profits