My Approach to Helping
Are you feeling like you're not getting along with your partner? Fighting all of the time, or have issues of trust? Feeling scared that it may not work out? Feeling misunderstood, not appreciated, or not heard? Holding old grudges and resentments? For the past 22 years as a psychotherapist and an Imago Therapist I have been passionate about helping couples end the cycle of criticism in their relationships and develop or rekindle a new level of intimacy in their relationships. I also work with singles in premarital counseling to address potential problems before they walk down the aisle and nurture their relationship. My goal is to teach you skills you can use in all areas of your life, avoiding defensiveness, criticism, contempt, and stonewalling. This is the 1st time in the history of the USA that more people are married than are single. 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, codependency issues, anxiety, conflict resolution, and family therapy.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy helps couples have a forum wherein each member can "be heard" by the therapist and their partner, and in a fair manner. 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 seek to help couples help end the "Power Struggle" in their relationship.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy acts like a vehicle for the individuals and couples to have an "open forum" to address their issues and problems in a balanced and conscious way. It acts in a way to open up the communication of the relationship and to state the goals and problems in a clear, concise manner, as well as recognizing repeating patterns of behavior and the needs behind these actions. Emotional and communication skills are taught.
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 once the are defined.