Solving problems, working through feelings, resolving relationship challenges, overcoming traumatic experiences, being happy... life is a challenge for all of us. Everyone needs someone to help work out life's challenges and find lasting happiness. We are MAMMALS. As a species we are designed to stay together and work things out.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. My goal is to provide services that will not only help you resolve challenges that you face currently, but help you on a path to resolve future issues and improve your long-term happiness. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Highly Sensitive People
I have developed a special understanding through training and my own life's experiences of "sensitive souls," and work through this paradigm to help those with this inherent trait to utilize its positive potential while learning how to mitigate its potentially negative aspects. I help my clients learn to turn it from what can often feel like "a curse" into "a gift." Click on my Links & Resources Page for Information on Highly Sensitive People.
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT)
I am certified by the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (PLEASE NOTE: this is not Emotional Freedom Technique, also called "EFT"), a research-based, highly effective couples/family therapy that helps to overcome attachment injuries as well as to increase a couple's emotional closeness. EFT has an extremely high success rate (75-90%), and is used to help couples increase bonding, overcome traumas including affairs, addictions, and other kinds of stressors. Please click on this link and take a look at Dr. Sue Johnson (developer of EFT) and Ed Tronick (Developmental Psychologist), as they explain the power of bonding, and demonstrate that the simple needs we had as a child never really leave us! EFT was developed to use these simple truths to restore and/or create a close emotional bond that helps couples overcome anything--together. It is exciting and effective! It really can help couples get out of those extremely painful, negative patterns or loops that rob them of their closeness and often back them into a corner thinking that the only way out is breaking up or divorce. There is another way!
Other Focuses of My Practice
I have worked for over 22 years helping people with Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief and Loss, Blended Families, Teen Issues, and other problems that come up in life in a hurried, fast-paced, and increasingly disconnected society. I'm here to help. You are not alone in the journey if you need and want help.
Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today or click on Appointment Request and book an appointment online.
May your life reflect the qualities of bamboo. It is known for its energetic growth, its ability to remain fresh and green even in the cold season, and its habit of bending before a storm without ever breaking.