Seeking therapy demonstrates strength. Most of us search for a therapist when the stress of life has pushed us past our ability to respond effectively. I focus on individual adult and teen clients who want to improve their relationships and are open to feedback and collaboration about how to make those desired changes. I am also a certified Brainspotting therapist and use this method frequently with clients seeking relief from trauma or persistent negative emotions.
Some of the most intense feelings we experience as human beings occur in relationships with intimate partners. Conflicts with a spouse or partner often reflect our deepest longings for connection, but may have become too confusing or upsetting to manage on your own. While each couple has unique needs, the strength of my work with any relationship is the ability to have hard conversations and get to the root of conflicts quickly. I support couples to show up as their best and authentic selves.
Family life brings challenges that you may feel unable to resolve on your own. Maybe you are not the kind of parent you wish you could be. Maybe you and your spouse or coparent cannot agree on how to approach your child's undesirable behavior. Or maybe you wish you could talk with your teen without arguing. These are common problems, but they can leave family members feeling vulnerable and exhausted. I help families find ways to ease tension and reach a balance between healthy autonomy and belonging. This process may include individual adolescent/child sessions, parent sessions, and/or full family sessions to meet your family's particular needs. Many families find out in therapy that they share strengths they were not able to see clearly before. Even the most conflictual families often have hidden gifts. I am here to help you discover them.