My Approach to Helping
I will help you create a stronger family, learn new communication skills, and learn new ways to interact in all of your relationships. I will work along side you to learn to STOP the automatic, childhood-learned behaviors that are causing disruptions to your happiness. I will coach you in learning new, adaptive, adult-learned behaviors that will lead to a happier, healthier, more fulfilling relationship.
Infertility, pregnancy, and parenthood can put you AND your relationship through the ringer. If you feel alone, anxious, irritable, or like you aren't enjoying your life I want to help you DO something about it.
I work with COUPLES to help get your relationship back on track. I will help give you tools to stop the endless cycles of fighting and miscommunication. I will then help you to go back through and heal the past fights that are piling up and causing you to feel less loving toward your partner. I will help you to feel closer, happier, and more balanced.
I work with INDIVIDUALS who are on a journey of infertility, who are pregnant, or who have recently had a baby. We will work together to address your goals and needs. The focus of many people I see is to stop feeling anxious, to feel more like themselves, to figure out who they are while going through fertility treatments or in early parenthood, to feel happier in their relationship, and to work on issues related to relationships with friends or family members.
More Info About My Practice
I do this work because I can't think of anything more important than your relationship with yourSELF and your PARTNER. You don't have to struggle, stumble, and fight your way through it. There are really effective tools that can help your life be easier, more fulfilling, and happier.
I offer a supportive, direct approach to therapy that is designed to get you results quickly. I will provide the tools for you to reconnect, communicate clearly and effectively, ask for your needs to be met in a way that your partner will listen to, and learn to regulate your emotions during times of conflict. It is absolutely possible to transform your relationship, I see it happen all the time. I believe that if you want to do it, you can do it.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I am a wife and mom to 2 daughters and a bonus son. I absolutely struggled on my path to becoming a parent, and then again once my children were born. I saw that my friends were all struggling, too. We don't all come into adulthood with the perfect skills to be in a happy relationship, most people need to learn new skills. It's hard to know what you don't know unless you have a supportive, outside person to coach you through it. My experiences as a wife, a mother, and a step-mother have given me the gift of empathy and understanding for this sensitive period of change in a family. I use my own personal experience, mixed with a solid clinical training background and continuous education, to provide an tailored approach to my individual and couple clients.