My Approach to Helping
Effective therapy does not simply analyze your problems, it helps you make permanent changes so that you can live the life you want. I offer marriage counseling and individual psychotherapy, working with you in a supportive manner and tailoring counseling to your unique needs, background, and preferences. I offer a comprehensive approach to help you find greater well-being and contentment, create healthier communication in your relationships, and let go of emotional suffering so you can overcome what is holding you back.
Therapy is a powerful tool to improve relationships. This may include relationships with your partner, family, or other significant people. It also includes your relationship with yourself. My 25 years' experience as a psychotherapist has shown that when people begin to improve how they treat and view themselves, even in small ways, the benefits are enormous. Together, we can do that.
Areas of special expertise include helping clients:
1) Cope with feeling overwhelmed or alone
2) Deepen intimacy and create more nurturing relationships
3) Heal from the legacy of a narcissistic family upbringing
4) Overcome self-defeating or self-destructive patterns
5) Overcome setbacks in relationships, career, finances, health, or emotional life
6) Cope with difficult people
7) Enhance creativity and well-being
More Info About My Practice
"If You Had Controlling Parents: How to Make Peace With Your Past and Take Your Place in the World" HarperCollins Publishers (1998)
"Secrets You Keep From Yourself: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness" St. Martin's Press (2004)
Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Clinical Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
President and Clinical Member, Marin County Chapter, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Lifetime Member, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Clinical Member, San Francisco Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California, Florida, Texas and Virginia.
(CA Lic# LMFT29178; FL Lic# MT3036; TX Lic# 202726; VA Lic# 0717001377)
FEES AND INSURANCE:
My fee is $180 for a 60-minute session.
If you have insurance that covers counseling, I will provide statements for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement at out-of-network rates.
If you do not have insurance that covers counseling and my fee is beyond your financial means, I dedicate a portion of my practice to providing lower-cost therapy as a service to the community on a sliding scale based on income. If you feel this applies to you, please inquire about this when contacting me and I will do all I can to meet your needs.