I believe that we all struggle, at times, to cope with difficult feelings. You know, the ones that have been with us all our lives? The ones that make us feel stuck and hopeless at times? I also believe that we can make some sense out of our feelings by examining past relationships. With this awareness we can begin to look at your current feelings and relationships. In a non-judgmental environment, come as you are. We will approach this together.
I am a therapist who brings warmth, acceptance, and a treasure trove of skills to the process of helping my clients tackle and resolve these kinds of challenges. I can help you dig down and get clear about what needs to change so you can have the life and connection that you deeply desire.
Together, we can work towards a more balanced and satisfying way of living. Contact me below so we can work together.
Couples caught in negative behaviors of distress, distancing or conflict, feeling lonely and rejected by the most important person in the world, can be helped to repair broken or tattered bond of trust and create safe and secure connection! Together in therapy couples, first track how they get stuck in defensiveness and distance and unhappiness. As they begin to recognize how each one is caught in fight or flight or freeze reactions, they begin to see one another differently – and can begin to slow down the negative pattern and shape a new pattern of loving responsive connection. If you want to know the map we follow to reshape love relationships from despair to emotional connection, you might enjoy Hold me Tight or Love Sense both books by Dr. Sue Johnson, which describe the science of adult love, and the path to repair.
Couple Therapy for Relationship Problems
If both you and your partner are willing to attend therapy, we will begin by meeting together. After the initial 1-3 therapy sessions, I will have one individual therapy session with each of you. Following that, we will meet together as a couple for approximately 12-20 sessions. We meet for 60-90 minutes, depending on schedules, you needs and your financial resources.
Skills and Expertise
Abuse / Survivors of Abuse
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Adjustment to College
Compulsive Spending and Shopping
Family of Origin Issues
Highly Sensitive Persons
Helplessness and Victimhood
Health Illness and Medical Issues
Impulse Control Disorders
Infidelity and Affair Recovery
Mens Issues and Problems
Obsessions and Compulsions
Trauma and PTSD
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Couple and Family Systems Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Family Systems Therapy
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)