My Approach to Helping
I have worked in the field of intimate relationships for more than 25 years. My experience includes healing stressed and challenged relationships and marriage, primarily through Emotionally Focused Therapy, and helping people uncouple if the relationship must end. My legal background allows me to perform divorce mediation services.
My Role as a Therapist
I believe that when people are in deep and painful conflict, they have tried over and over to solve their problems. Sadly, without help, we repeatedly cycle in the same arguments. Each person tries their very best to get the other to understand what they are feeling and it seems that whenever they try, the other person just gets defensive and angry. It can be so discouraging. A trained couples therapist can help people have a different converstation that can lead to healing, hearing and bonding. It seems hard to imagine at the beginning, but it has been done countless times in therapists' offices. I want to be able to help preserve that dream of connection and return to safety for each person.