My Approach to Helping
Using a collaborative approach, I work with individuals and couples to move beyond their struggles to a place of peace. I use a variety of strategies during your session to help you work through the process of therapy as well as developing a plan with you to use your new skills outside of session.
Many of the people I work with want to improve their relationship and feel more connected to their partner. Life stressors can cause us to spend less time feeding our relationship and we often don't notice until the situation in is "crisis". Coming regularly to therapy provides a safe, comfortable space for you to process how things have changed over the years and get back on track.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Sexual Health and Relationships
-Psychotherapy for these concerns can be done with either an individual or couple. The focus can include (but is not limited to) improving communication, healing old trauma, recovering from a betrayal, erectile/arousal difficulties, orgasm difficulties, and issues with aging.
-Psychotherapy can be provided to the individual themselves and/or affected family members.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
The most important predictor of success in therapy is the relationship that is formed between the client(s) and the therapist. Before scheduling a regular appointment, find out if therapist offers phone or in-person consultations and schedule one if they do. Think about the consultation and the questions that you have for the therapist. Some of these might include: do you give out of session assignments, how often do you recommend people schedule appointments, what motivated you to choose your practice niche, etc. You may not be very concerned with a right or wrong answer from the prospective therapist but how they answer the question and how they connect with you during that consultation will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.