My Approach to Helping
I've been in the business of helping people with their relationships for over 30 years. I specialize in helping people repair the most difficult relationship issues: affairs, betrayals, infidelities. I also have expertise with high conflict couples. I work with marriage on the brink of divorce, and I do discernment counseling, for those couples not sure whether they want to pursue marriage therapy or not.
In addition to being a licensed clinical psychologist, I'm also a certified school psychologist. I've had 40 years of professional experience with children. The most important thing I've learned is that parents must get on the same page with any child behavior treatment plan. Parents must get on the same page simply with raising their children if they want their children to thrive. So part of my marriage therapist/parenting coach business is helping parents get on the same page together.
More Info About My Practice
My fee is $275.00/55-minute session, below market rate for practitioners with my skills and experience. I am not on any insurance panels and do not process insurance claims. I am available early mornings, evenings until 9:30 pm, and weekends. Discounts or sliding scale may apply if need is demonstrated.
Our first couples session is nearly 3 hours long, thus $825 as of January 2016 (prices rise periodically). Typical 45-minute insurance sessions (even 1-hour sessions) are often useless or even damaging, as couples leave deflated that they did not get to tell their whole story. If couples come in angry and distant, they often leave these short sessions just as angry and distant. Several experiences like this can lead a couple to feel hopeless and helpless. My three-hour sessions are far more effective! Get your relationship back on track fast! Can you afford another month of tension? Relationship problems interfere with effective parenting and your productivity at your job. Don't spend unnecessary time being drained by a relationship that can energize you and bring you so much fulfillment and gratification. You deserve it! Book a session today! Feel free to phone or email to learn more!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Pregnancy Loss/Birth Loss
Feeling aimless/Needing to find direction
High conflict couples
Using the children against your spouse
Couple cannot cooperate in childrearing
How Psychotherapy Can Help
The psychotherapies I have been trained to help people in SO MANY ways. Therapy can help you be brave enough to hear formerly scary truths about yourself. To the extent these new-found truths can have a beneficial impact on your relationship to your self and others, therapy can also give you the boost you need to be happy, productive, and have a wonderful social life. Sometimes we simply need to hear parts of ourselves that we have been ignoring; these parts might be resourceful and wise and provide inner guidance.