Pastoral Counseling Services
What is Pastoral Counseling?
The way I practice focuses on my own unique blend of psychology, spirituality and practical tools for living with moment-to-moment aliveness, inner ease, and joy -- regardless of your outer life circumstances.
My goal is to help you develop a daily aliveness practice, which often include exercises that foster:
Do you have a specialty?
I work primarily with older adults sorting through issues related to the aging process, such as:
Will you preach to me?
No. Pastoral counseling is about respecting each person's individual spiritual beliefs, whatever they may be. Whether you're Catholic, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or Atheist, your beliefs will be respected. It's part of my mission is to help you grow into the fullest version of yourself that you can be, not to preach.
Where do we meet?
If you live in southern Arizona, we can meet in my home office in the village of Patagonia -- a bright, beautiful and private sanctuary separate from my main living space.
If you do not live nearby, we can meet via phone or video chat (Skype, Facetime or Google+).
How often do we meet?
We can met at the frequency we determine to be best for you and your individual needs. A typical scenario is 10 weekly sessions, followed by a review of our progress and a discussion of whether you would like to continue beyond that.
Will my insurance cover my counseling?
I've opted out of the insurance model. However, I'm always willing to work with you on a sliding fee scale to make sure that your counseling is affordable for you.
Can I get an appointment right away?
In most cases, I can schedule your first appointment within a week.