Do you ever work with women?
I have in the past, but my focus has shifted to specializing in men's issues. Doing AndroTherapy does not mean that I assume men are always right. (Just that they're not always wrong!) As well, even though she is not in the room, the presence of women in men's lives --straight and gay-- makes it important to include.
Not too many men would seek out a feminist therapist., so it would be a rare women who would choose to do counseling with me,. But I would certainly be happy to work with someone, for example, who wanted to understand and communicate better with the man or men in her life.
Do you work with transgendered people?
I do have some experience and training in gender identity issues, but I am not confident that I could sufficiently well serve someone who was dealing with this phenomenon in a serious way.
Are you open to the spiritual aspect?
Yes. The root of my counseling work lies in the exploration and discoveries of CG Jung. His approach helped me to discover the riches and the challenges of my own male soul. Although he was not conventionally religious, he considered the psyche to be the realm of the Sacred. So do I. As a lifelong student of world religions (my PhD is in special religious studies) I am familiar with a wide range of spiritual beliefs and practices. If a man is open and desirous of including this consciously in our work, I am happy to oblige. If that is not a language he speaks, as it were, then I respect that, too.