Counseling, Coaching, Psychotherapy
I'm a licensed professional.
LPC - 7209
I enjoy working with families in transition. I know that divorce and family restructuring can be painful; however, I also know that the transitions can be opportunities for individual and family growth. I am committed to helping families navigate those challenging transitions while maintaining healthy communication and mutual respect. I am deeply committed to helping families work through these changes in ways that honor the relationships of the past as they redefine their future relationships.
For parents who are separating or divorcing, I focus on ways to shift from being life partners to becoming effective parenting partners. I believe strongly that when parents work collaboratively, they raise healthy, well-adjusted kids.
So many people come to therapy because they are in pain. You may not even know what is not working for you, or you might know but don't know how to fix it. My role is to create a safe space to explore these issues and to help you figure out what changes you want to make in your life and how to make them. I can help you identify and clarify goals, develop the skills you need to accomplish those goals, and provide support and honest feedback throughout the process.
Give it a shot! Find a therapist you think you might connect with and set up a couple of sessions. Let them know you aren't sure about this process, and work together to figure out what you need to know before you move forward. Think about what's holding you back. What are you afraid might happen if you start therapy? Knowing what your fears and concerns are, and talking them through, may help you get more comfortable with the process. Also,remember that YOU are in charge. You decide what to share and when to share it. You can leave anytime you choose. There is little to lose by trying it out, and so much that you might gain.
Finding the right fit is one of the most important things you can do to enhance your therapy experience. You need to find someone who you feel you can talk to openly and honestly about your concerns. It's ok to talk to a few therapists before making your decision. Many therapists offer a free intial consultation (usually 10-15 minutes by phone or even in person) to answer your questions and give you a feel for the process.