My Approach to Helping
Modern life can pose challenges to a satisfying relationship. You're busy! You and your partner love each other but perhaps can't seem to reconcile differences. I work with individuals and couples in a variety of relationships to reduce conflict, deepen connection and intimacy, calm fears, and enhance sexual intimacy, excitement, and satisfaction. My approach to therapy is informed by mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral principles and interpersonal therapy. With couples, I use a Gottman approach. I tend to focus on the present rather than the past as the setting for making change, and my style of therapy is active. I provide input and feedback during sessions, and I may ask you to practice what we talk about in sessions throughout the week when "homework" would be helpful.
More Info About My Practice
I have spent the past decade doing research and therapy to help people understand and improve their relationship concerns. I would love to hear your story and see if I can help you. Please email me through this website and we can schedule a time to chat.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am trained to help you specifically with relationship and sexual concerns. Over the past decade I've done research and therapy focusing on sexual decisions and behavior in relationships, and have completed additional training in couples and sex therapy through AASECT and the Gottman Institute.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
You probably know someone who has been helped by psychotherapy -- many people find it extremely useful in understanding and improving their concerns. In couples therapy I facilitate a dialogue between you and your partner to uncover the roots of the conflict you're having, help you understand each others' feelings, and negotiate changing behavior to better meet each others' needs. Sex therapy is a blend of talking about sexual problems to understand them better, and taking active steps to improve them (but never includes sexual contact in session).