My Approach to Helping
My motto is "No one should live in pain". If you are in emotional pain, it is time to make a change. If you are struggling to get through a crisis, or you are just tired of repeating the same patterns that cause unhappiness, there is a way for you to get relief. You deserve to feel better about yourself, your life and your relationships.
I specialize in relationship and family problems. Although I still do individual counseling on a regular basis, my expertise is in counseling couples with relationship issues. I provide pre-marital counseling , discernment counseling, when couples aren't sure whether to continue with the marriage, couples therapy-- for those that choose to work through their issues-- as well as break-up/separation/divorce counseling.
I also provide mediation services as core component of my practice. As a former attorney, I have a deep understanding and extensive experience in mediation for divorcing couples who would rather not deal with bickering attorneys and a long legal battle. Through mediation, assets are distributed fairly and my skill at keeping couples focused, and on what's important, helps speed the process along in a smooth and expeditious manner. In the majority of cases their are custody issues and I always put that issue front and center with couples. I'm adept at developing a co-parenting plan that works for everyone and always puts the children first.
In my office you will find a safe and welcoming environment. We will talk, share, and work together to help you get through your crisis, find self acceptance and develop fulfilling relationships--or get through a life transition. My purpose is to empower individuals and couples and provide them with tools to effect positive and lasting change.
More Info About My Practice
I believe that effective therapy depends on the connection between you and your therapist. If after meeting me it doesn't feel like a good fit for you, I will be happy to provide you with referrals.
If you are ready to make your commitment to change:
Call or email me now to set up your appointment.
Each session is 50 minutes long and I see my clients once a week unless we determine that more than one session per week would be helpful. Video sessions are also available through Skype.
If you are interested in joining a group, please ask me about my group for adults who are thinking about or actually going through the end of a relationship.
Remember: there is always hope and you're not alone. Simply reach out and call me!
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Everyone who considers therapy is looking for some help, guidance and support in some aspect of their lives. Participating in psychotherapy offers a number of benefits. It is helpful to have somebody to talk to who really understands you. Therapy gives a fresh perspective on difficult problems and provides direction towards a solution.
Most people who have had a positive psychotherapy experience will say that the benefits include:
Increasing your sense of well-being.
Improving your mental and emotional health
Developing skills for improving your personal and group relationships (such as at work and in a family).
Understand yourself and your personal goals and values better.
Reducing or overcoming problematic thoughts, feelings, behaviors or circumstances.
Identifying old patterns that don't work anymore.
Obtaining a solution to the problems or concerns that made them seek therapy
Attending therapy doesn't have the stigma it once did. Everybody goes through difficult phases in their life and seeking help through a trained therapist is a great gift to give yourself to stop the pain and work through the problem.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Everyone is different, with different challenges and different timelines for resolving them.
Together we will determine how long your therapy may take, and we will collaborate to decide when you have reached your goals and when it is time to complete therapy.