Areas of Counseling
I work with couples and individuals to improve their relationships and foster a new sense of authenticity, intimacy, comfort and healthy communication. Couples counseling (any party of two; such as an intimate relationship, parent-child, siblings, or friends) includes:
Individual Counseling – Learning how to emotionally nourish yourself is the first step to being healthy in any kind of partnership, so individual work is very valuable. I enjoy helping people understand themselves, connecting with their coping mechanisms, or helping create healthy ones if maladaptive ones have been fostered through dysfunctional relationships, accepting their gifts while recognizing their challenges, and opening people to embracing their personal journey. We will explore the depths of what makes your heart smile versus what curtails your growth, we will work to create thriving, healthy relationships and untangle ones that are not serving you well. You will set meaningful goals and I will help you achieve them so that not one more year of your life looks the same.
Relationship Counseling - Helping relationships thrive and grow at every stage. Relationships change with age, with the addition of children or other family members living in the home, when children leave the home, and as you enter the later years of your life.
Couples Communication - Helping couples learn a different form of communication that enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of the messages delivered, teaching couples sustainable techniques that honor and support their personalities, and opening up the channels of communication outside of just speaking; body language is also very important in any relationship. It’s very helpful when a third person can provide a framework that helps people recognize their blind spots, give them tools for replacing defense mechanisms, and provides structure for a sustainable mode of communication where both people are seen and heard. The cornerstone to the deepest kind of connection we all crave is feeling seen and heard. In my practice, I celebrate this concept!
Marriage Therapy - Rediscovering intimacy and keeping the spark burning. If we are investing our time, commitment, money, and life to one person then it’s critical that this relationship honor the most private part of ourselves as well.
Sometimes the first step to being in a healthy relationship is becoming a healthier individual, so I also focus on working with both individuals and couples in areas such as:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Managing Obsessions and Compulsions
- Family Counseling
- Parenting Concerns and Post-Partum Treatment
- Grief Counseling
- Our Aging Parents
- Stress Management
- Transgender Readiness
- Conflict Resolution
- Work and Career Issues
From a place of understanding and compassion I will work with you and your loved ones to bring peace and authentic joy to your lives. I encourage people to live in the present, with intention, courage, purpose and potential. Learn tools, receive guidance and gain insight into how you can move forward into a happier and healthier place in your life!
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