My Approach to Helping
Most of my clients report feeling "stuck" in one way or another. If you are struggling - in your marriage, parenting your teenager, adjusting to your new stepfamily, transitioning to a new phase of life, dealing with your past, or living up to your future - please call me for a free phone consultation.
My background is in Marriage and Family Therapy, so I look at every situation through a relational and contextual lens whether I'm working with an individual, a couple, or a family. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and their parents.
I focus on patterns of behavior and resulting cycles of interaction. My approach is strength-based, goal oriented, and solution focused. I treat a wide range of issues including marital conflict, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, and adolescent behavior problems.
More Info About My Practice
I offer sliding scale slots, and also work with Victim's Compensation.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love being invited into peoples' lives, hearing their stories, and collaborating with families and individuals to deepen and strengthen relationships - with each other and within themselves.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as therapist is to help the client (whether an individual, a couple, or a family) identify their strengths, set goals, and make changes. It is not my job to make judgements or decide which changes a client should make. Therapy should be helpful, and I work closely with my clients to ensure that it is. I think of myself as a resource to clients - I'm here to help, and I work for you!
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I have learned through my own struggles and growth that everyone struggles but not everyone grows, things can happen in life that you can not control and you never imagined yourself going through, and that there are always choices. I believe that by living life and continuing to struggle and grow, I understand that changing is difficult and that it is a process. Making changes and improvements in relationships takes time, commitment, and intentionality.