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Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and inform yourself 

about how I might be of help to you. 

I believe deeply that life is meant to be lived rather than survived, however, 

it is not that uncommon for the collective experiences and traumas of life to push 

us into a way of functioning that can begin to feel more like survival. 

Despite our best efforts we can begin to feel discouraged, anxious, 

depressed and exhausted. 

These feelings can lead to choices and behaviors that are destructive to 

ourselves and those we love.

If you find yourself in this kind of situation or are experiencing some of these 

thoughts and feelings, please know that through a process of counseling, you can discover solutions to the issues of your life and begin to thrive rather than survive.

I have more than 20 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families dealing 

with a broad range of issues discover hope again and I believe I can be of help to you.


Individual Counseling

It is a courageous act to have the willingness to seek help when you begin to notice your life is not what you want it to be. You may be experiencing thoughts, feelings and behaviors in your life that make it difficult to function to your full potential or issues that make it difficult to function at all. Many people choose to ignore, deny, rationalize or minimize their problems in hopes that the problems will go away or resolve on there own. This attempted solution rarely has a positive outcome and in most cases makes the problems worse.  If you find yourself in this kind of situation or are experiencing some of these kinds of thoughts and feelings please take the next step and contact me.

Family Counseling

 All families do a "dance" together made up of the individual temperaments of each member and the roles that each member plays in the family. Understanding the helpful and not so helpful steps and moves of the dance along with the roles members play can be very helpful in learning and adapting to an new and more enjoyable dance together.  If you find yourself struggling with issues related to your current family or your family of origin please know that healing and hope can come if your family members are willing to engage in a therapeutic process and learn a new dance together.

Couples Counseling

Our relationship with our spouse or significant other is the relationship that matters the most to us and is also the relationship that can seem the most difficult at times. It seems it is assumed in our culture that we all just know instinctively how to be successful in our relationships without any specific help or training. Unfortunately, we tend to recreate the good, bad and ugly of whatever we have learned from our family, friends, coworkers etc. in our relationships. The good news is that there are skills that can be learned and implemented to help you thrive in your most important relationships. Please contact me an begin your journey toward hope and happiness. 


Call or Email me at.


2017 Courageous Living Counseling Services

400 S Jefferson Suite 453

Spokane, WA 99204

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