My Approach to Helping
Your relationships are the touchstones to your personal well being. Our work will take a close look at those bonds - past and present - that continue to influence your present experience. Our weekly interactions provide ongoing opportunities to develop more authentic connections with your own well being and with those most important to you.
Whether you want short term solutions to long lasting problems or a more consistent relationship in which to explore deeper issues, I welcome you to give me a call to explore new options.
More Info About My Practice
In my private practice I operate within the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy; Integrating Attachment, Differentiation, and Neuroscience. My training experience with Hakomi and with the Couples Institute have been formative in this regard.
I am also employed as a Clinical Supervisor for newly practicing MFT trainees at the Evergreen School District in San Jose. There I instruct new counseling practitioners in the art of client centered therapy. My past experience as a credentialed K-8 classroom teacher and as a Family Wellness Parenting instructor informs much of this instruction.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My specialties include couples therapy, existential personal therapy,parentchild and family conflicts. I have 10 years of experience providing group instruction to adults to enhance self-esteem, communication skills, and positive parenting tools. I have 20 years experience in the field of elementary school education; assisting children and parents achieve success with individually tailored curricula.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Our initial session will be an opportunity for you to address your goals and to explore directly how we might tailor future sessions to meet those goals. If I believe your needs can best be met elsewhere, I will provide a list of referrals for you at this time. If we agree that you would benefit from our work together, I will generally request you to invest in a series of eight weekly sessions. Though you may choose to terminate sessions at any step along the way, this initial investment allows time to relax into the natural process of our developing relationship. After eight sessions, we can take time to assess your progress toward your goals and evaluate whether to continue. I honor each of my clients with my own candid assessments while giving them control over the course and direction of treatment. Though I reserve the right to terminate sessions that are beyond my scope of practice or competence, in most cases I follow my clients' lead in determining a successful completion.