My Approach to Helping
Couples, families, and individuals need a place to find healing, growth, peace and happiness, a place to develop real, lasting change in a rejuvenating, soothing and modern environment. Family Strong was founded on the principle that family and individual mental health is just as important as physical health and that all people everywhere need access to services.
I work with couples and families to overcome trial and struggle, and to find and develop deep and meaningful love, connection, and communication. I work with individuals who feel helpless and hopeless to triumph and find growth and healing. I am uniquely adept at working with adolescents and children and am skilled at helping them in their own unique way. I believe that families and relationships are keystones, and that any individual can become greater in the contexts of meaningful, healthful relationships than he or she can alone.
I specialize in sexual addiction.
More Info About My Practice
I am always available to speak with you within 24 hours and can schedule you the same week for a consultation which is always free.
Offices located close to I-70 and Ward convenient to Arvada, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, and the West Metro surrounding areas, and C-470 and Lucent in Highlands Ranch.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am a marriage and family specialist. I specialize in working with with families to create deep and lasting bonds and couples to overcome heartache and struggle and to find love again. I have helped families and couples with infidelity, arguing, bickering, hurt feelings, addiction, abuse, and other relationship problems.
I also specialize in working with adolescents and young adults to overcome pornography addiction and with men and women experiencing difficulties with relationship issues including communication, insecurities, emotional/sexual intimacy, emotional distancing, and dating.
My Role as a Therapist
I am not an expert on you. You are the expert on you. You know yourself far better than the best therapist ever could. Furthermore, you have the capacity to achieve what is needed already inside you. I wholeheartedly believe that my role as a therapist is to meet you wherever you are on your path and walk with you side-by-side to help guide you through with compassion, humor, patience, understanding and expertise. Objectivity, empathy, a listening ear and the ability to help direct your course in a positive direction are the major tenets of a good therapist.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
First of all you need to know that you are enough and that you are worth it. No matter your struggle, you are worth it and you matter. Whatever you've endured, however hard it's been, whatever you've done in your life, you have made it here. And that's something to be celebrated! Therapy isn't about finding issues and creating problems where there are none. Therapy is about healing, growing, finding love again, repairing relationships, moving through grief, learning to forgive, or overcoming trauma.
Therapy can seem daunting and scary, like maybe your therapist is going to highlight how bad of a person you are or how screwed up you have been. That's not the case with me. Yes, therapy takes work and can sometimes be difficult. But the payout is tremendous and incredibly rewarding!
It's vitally important that you find a therapist that fits you. You can be certain that a therapist will refer you to a colleague if they don't feel that you're a good fit for them, so don't be afraid to go through a couple consultations until you find a good fit for you. Always start with a free consultation and be ready to ask questions about the therapist, the process, the office, or whatever feels important to you. It's okay to be skeptical. Trust your gut-if it feels right, it probably is.