My Approach to Helping
Do you feel stuck in your interactions with your partner? Maybe your discussions seem to always result in conflict or you find that you avoid addressing issues that are important to you because you don't want to fight. Do you feel distant with your significant other? Maybe you don't know how to get closer without risking being rejected. Are you struggling with lack of sexual desire or performance anxiety and are worried about when the next time will be that your partner will want to have sex because you might not want to? These are tough situations to be in and most partners don't know how to talk about it out of fear of upsetting the other person. You would be surprised to hear how often successful couples go through phases like these, but they make it through! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a sex therapist and I have extensive training in working with couples. I can help you discuss these difficult topics and get better at tolerating the discomfort that confrontation creates. Together we will explore ways to reduce conflict and you will get better at communicating effectively and relating to one another at a deeper level.
More Info About My Practice
Although I have a special interest in working with couples, I also enjoy working with individuals that want to have deeply satisfying relationships. Let me help you address issues of self-esteem, depressed mood and anxiety and tackle any family of origin issues that might be getting in your way of living life with your full potential.
I offer a Women's Sexuality group for women that want to explore their sexuality, become more knowledgeable about their body and master their ability to be orgasmic. Through this process you will get tons of new information about your body's sexual response cycle and de-bundle myths about sex that interfere with your ability to enjoy it. There are recommended books for this group and you will be encouraged to study designated parts of the books and ask questions, share your thoughts and reactions to what you are learning, and get support and encouragement from your fellow group members. For more information please check my website at wwwdotbetterrelationshipdotorg.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
As a sex therapist I believe our sexuality is an integral part of who we are. The way we express it shows the way we do life. In my work with couples I offer help around sexual issues and concerns. Lack of sexual desire, desire discrepancy, sexual pain, out of control sexual behaviors (or so called sex addiction) and sexual dysfunction is best to be address in order for a couple to improve their sexual and emotional intimacy and connection. I am informed and knowledgeable around alternative or non traditional relationships (i.e. polyamory) and sexual expressions (e.g BDSM, Kink, fetishes, etc) and the potential concerns or issues that may arise between partners if agreements are not successfully followed.