My Approach to Helping
Do you feel like you're not getting along with your partner? Fighting too much, or having issues of trust? Feeling misunderstood, not appreciated, or not heard? Holding onto old resentments? For the past 23 years as a psychotherapist and an Imago Therapist I have been passionate about helping couples end the cycle of criticism in their relationships & develop or rekindle a new level of intimacy. I also work with singles in premarital counseling to address potential problems and nurture your relationship before you walk down the aisle. I teach skills you can use in all areas of your life, while limiting defensiveness, criticism, contempt, and stonewalling. If you've fallen out of love, are bored with or don't trust your partner, or want to be appreciated more, I can help you rediscover and rekindle what has been "lost" in your relationship.
More Info About My Practice
Cash, check, credit cards and Venmo accepted. Call for a free 15-20 minute consultation. $160 initial session; $140 hour thereafter. I can provide documentation if you choose to file with your insurance company. Couples sessions generally run 90 minutes.
I also do Imago Therapy Weekend Workshops at various times during the year. These are 2 day, 1 night affairs and very valuable for couples.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Marital conflict issues, healing after the affair, rebuilding trust, communication issues in marriage, conflict resolution, effective listening, as well as major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and family therapy.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy helps couples "feel heard" by the therapist and their partner. Each member can also voice their opinion and gain awareness of the impact of family of origin issues and repetitive patterns in their relationship. I help couples help end the "Power Struggle" in their relationship and create agreements that work for both partners.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy acts like a vehicle for individuals and couples to have an "open forum" to address their issues & problems in a balanced & conscious way. It opens up the communication in the relationship & states the goals & problems with clarity, while recognizing repeating patterns of behavior & the needs behind them.
By engaging in this process, you will communicate more effectively, move through conflict faster, and feel more connected.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love being able to be a sounding board for couples and individuals; to hear them discuss problems, and also a source for solutions to such issues. It is a blessing to be able to assist couples in their awakening to unconscious patterns in their lives and to help facilitate the healing process, while supporting the changes needed in the relationship.