My Approach to Helping
Families, individuals, and couples can naturally become stuck, or experience events that are destabilizing or painful. I believe that these life experiences are opportunities for individual and relational growth and healing. Facing our issues and embracing change can be a challenging choice, and I welcome working with clients who are committed to their healing journey. My clinical experience includes, but is not limited to, working with couples, adolescents, adults, and families facing addiction, PTSD/trauma, codependency legal and/or financial issues, anger issues, and shame/self esteem issues. I am a Somatic Experiencing Advanced Participant and have been trained by Pia Mellody and van der Kolk.
Problems can be effectively addressed when a systemic approach to therapy is adopted. My therapeutic approach explores the cognitive, somatic and emotional systems, in which unresolved past issues may reside and often cause people's present life problems.
I support each client with compassion and understanding, all the while challenging the compulsive, destructive behaviors, which my clients seek to change.
More Info About My Practice
Avg Cost (per session): $165 for individual, family or couples, and $70 for group
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Accepted: No
My Role as a Therapist
My role in therapy is twofold: to act a guide for my clients in exploring the patterns of dysfunction that may exist in their family of origin and in their current relationships, so that my clients can understand, process, and move on and make different choices. Secondly, I act as a coach, in helping my helping work through their issues, and learn different and new skills in life. In practicing Family Systems Therapy, I do not blame any one family member or partner/spouse, and approach each client with compassion and curiosity.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
I tend to avoid giving advice. Instead, I ask people whether they want to continue living the life they are living, which they claim to be unhappy, or do they want to take a leap of faith in themelves and discover that, after much hard work and pain, there is potentially a healthier and more empowered life they coud be living.