My Approach to Helping
Each person I work with is unique and has different needs in therapy. There is not a "one size fits all" type of therapy. Your personality, your life experiences, how you were raised impact how you see and interact in the world today, and also impact your needs in therapy. I work from a variety of approaches and modify my approach based on the person/people I am working with.
I hold significant value on the impact of one's family of origin, and environmental factors. I work from where you are in your readiness for change, as well as your needs regarding pace in terms of therapeutic goals, progress, and timelines. Everyone has strengths that they can build from, and I enjoy helping people identify those strengths when they are unable to.
I work with individuals and couples struggling with an array of issues, primarily: Relationship issues (trust, affairs, premarital, sexual issues), Life transition, Anxiety and Depression, Post-Partum Depression and Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Trauma, and Sexual Function and Dysfunction.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I specialize in sex therapy and relationship issues. I work primarily with individuals and couples. Areas of clinical interest include sexual addiction, trauma, anxiety and depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD), grief and loss, Codependency, and life transitional issues.
I also specialize in Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, as well as all Postpartum related issues and overall adjustment to life as a parent.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
It's important to feel comfortable and safe with the therapist you choose. You should be able to talk freely and openly with your therapist without judgement, and feel your therapist understands you, or at least is trying to. In time you should feel like you're talking to a good friend. The sign of a good therapist is someone who provides empathy, insight, and access to helpful resources. Another good sign of finding the right fit would be if you walk away from your first session feeling a sense of hope, and possibly with a new perspective on the issues you presented.