My Approach to Helping
Sex, whether alone or partnered, can be a healthy expression of your innate desire to connect, have fun, and celebrate who you are.
I can help you with the anxiety, suffering, and depression when your relationship to porn, apps, and sexual behaviors is no longer in sync with who you want to be or become.
Much of my work focuses on men with addictive-feeling sexual behaviors. Often these behaviors are symptoms of a deeper longing to be more connected and less lonely.
I can provide tools to create positive change.
More Info About My Practice
Focused, gentle, and direct
I am focused, gentle, and direct. Sessions may feel intense and safe at the same time. In session with me, you can expect me to be curious, respectful, and above all non-judgmental. My clients tend to trust me even when they have a hard time trusting others.
Strengthen your resilience and broaden your range of choices
Therapy can be hard work, and creating a new path forward can be challenging and profoundly rewarding. Talking about who you are, how you came to be and what you really want takes courage and safety. The goal is to relieve suffering so that you can create lasting and significant changes.
Together we will work toward the goals that you set so that you can create the life that you want.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Sex addiction, sexual compulsivity, and pornography.
Compulsive behaviors and intrusive thoughts.
Relationship Issues in Couples: as a trained EFT Couple's therapist I will help you slow down and make sense of what's going on in your relationship. Often times the arguments you are having are just the tip of the iceberg. Underneath, there are deeper issues that, when addressed, create connection. As a team, you can take on the stresses of everyday life!
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Chances are you have an idea of what therapy looks like...from movies, television, friends, or even your past experiences. Some good...some bad... How can you decide?
Research shows that a critical factor in positive treatment outcome is the "therapeutic alliance." That's the "fit" between you and me. It's how well we work together.
What's your sense of me? Am I listening to you, really listening? Am I compassionate? Empathetic? Do I seem accepting and non-critical? I am known for being incredibly attuned, compassionate, and non-judgmental...but you need to feel that for yourself.
When the fit is right, therapy has the potential to be a profound journey toward making and sustaining positive change and transformation. Make sure you choose the best companion and guide for you!