My Approach to Helping
Is your intimate relationship troubled and conflicted? Having problems due to infidelity, loss of trust, past or present hurts, lack of communication, frequent misunderstandings? Do you feel overwhelmed, distressed, defeated and want to give up?
These problems are treatable and you can change your relationship for the better.
I will to work with you to help find immediate, practical and solution focused relief in a comfortable, non-judging and confidential manner.
I am excited when I have the opportunity to work with couples experiencing challenges in their relationship. More importantly, I love when we accomplish increased harmony and communication and the return of love, passion and hope.
We work together in a comfortable, non-judging and confidential setting where your relationship will be the focus of attention.
More Info About My Practice
Here are some common worries people about therapy:
1) I am uncomfortable sharing of intimate information with a stranger.
As a therapist I practice under strict legal and ethical guidelines regarding keeping your information confidential. Additionally I am adept at creating a pace and rhythm to help you feel safe and comfortable in sharing your story, especially when delving into painful events that brings regret, shame or guilt.
2) I will be judged for things I have done or are doing or for events in my past:
Each of us have our own unique "baggage" and events in our past that brings us distress- that is just part of being human. So instead of judging, I accept you for who you are and where you are in your growth process. Together wel focus on your story, how it has affected you and what we need to do together in order to help reduce pain and conflicts.
If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I specialize in working with couples and have more than 18 years of experience in this field.
Common couples' problems I have helped with are high conflicts primarily due to lack of communication, and or respect, and or valuing and or trust. Other issues are infidelity, divorcing and or separating couples and blend family adjustments. Some contributing factors to couples conflict can be child rearing, sexual, religious, cultural, values, or financial compatibility. Finally I have been successful in helping couples solve various disruptive extended family "dramas".
For several years now I have trained, mentored and supervised other therapists on their journey to becoming licensed and beyond. As an adjunct professor in psychology and family therapy studies I have taught many graduate students. Finally, I have lectured and provided workshops in a variety of topics relating to therapy, ethics in therapeutic.
My therapeutic style is ?laid back?, practical and focused on solutions. My Initial focus is to create a safe and comfortable space for you relax and talk freely. Therapy is a collaborative effort between us as we explore various options and ideas that can be effective and doable for your unique life.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Therapy has the potential to help guide you in finding relief and solutions for emotional pain and distress in your life.
In addition therapy can help you positively change and or manage your relationships, behaviors, negative thought processes, emotions and psychological problems.
Engaging in therapy can create positive growth in all aspects on your life. This engagement can help you discover and put to use your unique strengths, natural talents and gifts.
Past experiences sometimes create 'baggage' for us that we carry around like weights around our necks. Processing these events and understanding them from a different perspectives can help free mental energies.