My Approach to Helping
My particular area of passion is working with couples (of all kinds, be they married, cohabiting, same-sex, engaged, etc.) because it is through the relationships we have with others that we experience the most stress, and the most joy in our lives.
In addition to training in couples therapy, I have also been trained to work with couples on the edge of crisis, such as separation or the imminent threat of divorce. Making a marriage that's worth having always takes work, but in a crisis situation we'll work on putting out the fire in front of us before moving on the nuts and bolts needed for a solid relationship.
On the other end of the spectrum, I also work with "90/10" couples: the folks who describe themselves as people with a good relationship most of the time, but who tend to get stuck on the same thing again and again, and are having a hard time getting unstuck. Wherever your relationship comes down, I'm happy help you get it back on track.
I see couples of all kinds, from married/committed to newly engaged or cohabiting. A healthy couple relationship is important, regardless of how old it is or which thresholds it has crossed.
For individual therapy, I believe that one's perception of themselves, their life, and their worth are ultimately more important to health and happiness than are the messages we constantly receive from other people and from society at large. I'm interested to hear the story of how you came to where you are now, and in what you make of your current situation. What kinds of messages are you getting from the world around you, or from within yourself?