My Approach to Helping
In my work as a relationship and sex therapist, I am often told that I am the 3rd or 4th therapist that someone has tried. Most of their experiences didn't help at all or didn't create lasting change. People say of their previous therapists, "They just listened and didn't help me change. It wasn't any better than talking to a friend." You need a good, caring listener. But you also need a problem-solver-- someone who takes time to get to know your unique situation, helps you understand why you do what you do, and then creates a plan with you to help you make the changes that you want to make. I will listen and empathize, and then I will team up with you to find solutions.
I am compassionate and nonjudgmental. I am curious and interested in you and your experiences in your family and relationships. I enjoy getting to know people like you. Some sessions together will be emotionally hard. Many will be eye opening and energizing. We will smile and laugh together as we get to know each other and as you find the freedom and joy that comes from making lasting change.
I will never judge you or be shocked by what you share. I will often invite you to stop judging yourself. I will help you recognize that your needs matter and help you learn how to communicate your needs in healthy ways. I will help you navigate difficult conversations and conflict in ways that improve trust and intimacy. I will help you challenge unhealthy sexual messages in order to help you create the healthy sexual relationship that you desire.
Whether you are single, in a relationship, or divorced, your relationships are important. Your relationships with your significant other, friends, family, kids, and coworkers have the potential to enrich your life as well as the potential to cause pain and stress. Whether you come by yourself, as a couple, or as a family, I can help you make your important relationships better, healthier, and more rewarding. Call or email today to schedule a session or a complimentary 30 minute consultation. I look forward to getting to know you. Please don't wait any longer. Let's start making those changes together today.