I believe that therapy can be beneficial to anyone and everyone who wants to change something in their lives or wants to learn more about themselves. I see myself as a helper.

Together, we will explore your thoughts and emotions, build insight, identify fresh perspectives, and try new behaviors to enact the change you desire. You dictate your journey, and I assist you in seeing different possibilities and paths to reach your goal.

Focusing around your needs and interests, I am open to using both evidence-based, scientifically researched approaches as well as new (or less traditional) methods to address obstacles. It’s all about what you will be most willing and able to do in real life that works the best.

I also have experience in couples therapy. Committed romantic relationships require compromise and work. It’s not easy to jump through life’s hurdles with someone tethered to you. It can feel like your partner is holding you back, or maybe you feel like you’re holding your partner back. Sometimes it can even feel as if you’ve hit a wall in your relationship with nowhere to go.

Relationships can benefit from couples therapy at any point, whether brand new or not, and whether in turmoil or not. I believe the possibility of creating a positive, loving, and respectful relationship is always present. I’d love to help you and your partner take positive steps to a healthier and more secure relationship.

In addition, I work with children and teens as well. I am here to help you figure out what will work best to address your child or adolescent’s issues.

With younger children, most parents are want to address maladaptive or problematic behavior issues. I find that the most effective approach is to teach skills to both the child and the parents.

Parents have the most influence on their young child’s environment, and the more supportive the environment, the more effective the change for each child. Parents are also the ones who know their child best and can identify what is and isn’t working for their young child.

Pre-teens and teens are in the midst of transitioning between dependence to independence. With this in mind, I find allowing for the teen to have a supportive person and private and safe space to learn and explore more about themselves as a separate being from their parents is most beneficial.

Together, I will help your teen determine what they want, need, and how to make that happen for themselves. Most often, issues of depression and anxiety revolve around difficult and stressful relationships with friends, family, and those at school.

Q What are issues commonly addressed in couples therapy?

- Challenging poor communication patterns. Learning to both listen and speak to your partner in a new way is, in my opinion, the quickest way to produce positive change in a relationship.
- Rekindling feelings of warmth and love. Especially with couples who have been together for a long time, it can be easy to lose the spark that was once there.
- Creating safety, security, and respect. In couples where a partner has cheated, there is a lot of instability that often goes unaddressed because it feels overwhelming. It does not have to be this way.
- Establishing each partner’s worth and responsibility. Relationships often feel imbalanced which leads to much resentment. It can help to have someone assist in addressing these imbalances with a more neutral eye.

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