My Approach to Helping
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in my therapy practice. I specialize in couples therapy, helping those in relationships work to improve their connection and their affection, as well as their ability to work through challenges and difficulties. I collaborate with clients to develop goals and structure my work around guiding couples to meet them. Together we work to confront and heal from betrayal and trauma, and to change unhealthy patterns of communication.
I work with straight and gay couples, individuals and couples exploring gender identity, as well as those considering or committed to traditional and nontraditional expressions of love.
In my practice, I offer a full assessment and relationship checkup which will guide the therapy sessions.
I look forward to talking with you.
My Role as a Therapist
Most importantly, I am here to help. As a couples therapist, my role is to prioritize and nurture my clients' relationships and to help them develop and work toward their own goals. I do this with a focus on both the positive qualities of these relationships, as well as the negative aspects that may be interfering with couples' contentment with one another. I offer skills and practice and work to help couples find empathy and understanding for one another. I am a Gottman Level Three Trained Therapist specializing in helping couples find satisfaction and connection in their relationship, regardless of their desired outcome.
Although my role is not to "fix" things, I am here to do my very best to make things better.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Sometimes one partner is ready to seek help with the relationship, while the other is reluctant. And sometimes both are worried about coming in and getting involved. And yet others are worried about "what it means" if they are seeking therapy.
One of the most important things I have learned from clients is that the sooner they come in, the better. Addressing concerns earlier allows for easier resolution.
For partners who are not on the same page, one of my most important priorities with a couple is to validate the view point of each partner, regardless of their initial commitment to the process.
I encourage couples to come in for just one session to see if they can both become comfortable.
If you are thinking about seeing someone for your relationship, please consider scheduling an initial consultation soon.