My Approach to Helping
If you’re finding yourself in frequent conflict with your partner or other important people in your life, it’s common to conclude that your partnership isn’t meant to be, that your conflict is due to a mismatch. However, conflict is an opportunity to grow into a deeper, more meaningful relationship. I partner with couples in ways to have difficult conversations in a nonreactive way, which helps you work toward solutions rather than enhancing the problem.
My practice is designed to collaboratively deconstruct the culture and history that define you, to break down the origins of the values and beliefs that influence you as an adult. Together, we’ll examine the contents of your life, sift through the problems, and determine which values, beliefs, and meanings will be useful on your journey, and which should be discarded.
Our sessions are structured to use intentional dialogue in order to provide a non-judgmental, positive, and collaborative understanding of what is important for the relationship and your healing and growth as a couple.
More Info About My Practice
I hold a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, a Master of Education from Lesley University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a certified Imago therapist, specializing in individuals, couples, and parenting issues. I am passionate about helping my clients create connected and positive relationships with their partners, families, friends, and co-workers.
My work with couples ranges from premarital counseling to counseling people in long-established relationships. My practice serves a wide range of clients with varying needs, including but not limited to: relationships, LGBTQ issues, grief, career anxiety, depression, and life transitions.
My Therapy Focus
What is your vision for your life? By putting your vision of who you are and who you want to be out onto the horizon, you will have a tangible goal to work toward. One of the things we will do in our first session is to collaboratively construct that vision, so that it serves as a guide. My non-traditional, postmodern perspective results in an interactive style of therapy designed to create the path toward your vision.