My Approach to Helping
Therapy really does work. I've witnessed some pretty amazing transformations brought about by a lot of hard work - at times painful but always rewarding. We all struggle from time to time, whether it's with relationships, career or family, and sometimes, gritting your teeth and muscling your way through the suffering doesn't quite cut it. Or maybe you're thinking there has to be a healthier way of processing your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I truly believe in the power of therapy and the therapeutic relationship to help you gain insight and clarity into your problems and develop new skills and tools to help you live your best life. I look forward to meeting you and getting started on this incredibly important work together.
More Info About My Practice
I specialize in working with couples in distress using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, created by Sue Johnson. We all get stuck in negative patterns of communication from time to time. When the destructive cycle takes permanent residence, it can feel horribly scary, isolating, and hopeless. But I've witnessed firsthand how EFT can be effective even with couples on the brink of despair.
A second specialty of mine is in anything and everything to do with mental/emotional health and pregnancy - pre-, and post-. What's supposed to be a joyful time can be riddled with fears, sadness, and worry. You don't have to suffer alone, I can help.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Becoming a parent is one of the most joyous, breathtaking, and exciting adventures you will ever partake in, but it sure ain't easy. New moms are often dealing with major hormonal changes, recovering from the rigors of labor and delivery, figuring out breast or bottle feeding, all while attempting to get more than two hours of sleep at a time - it's enough to make anyone crazy! With the right support from friends and family, things may begin to settle down - anxieties lessen and a new system that works is born. Other times, the sense of being overwhelmed starts to become intolerable - affecting relationships, your self-identity, and you may develop conflicting emotions regarding parenthood. As a parent, I've experienced the challenges of adjusting to life after baby. In our work together, you'll learn how to calm the anxieties, be kind to yourself, and stay connected with your partner.