Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy Do you and your partner keep having the same fights, over and over? Are you unable to let go of old hurts and move forward? Do you often feel unaccepted, unseen, not good enough, or not important to your partner? We all want a happy, close relationship and to feel that our partner is really there for us. However, despite our best intentions and efforts, building a solid, connected relationship can be incredibly difficult. The gap between our dreams of closeness and the disappointing reality of an unhappy, disconnected relationship can cause us incredible pain and distress. As we become increasingly caught in repetitive negative cycles of interacting with our partners, we often feel frustrated, confused, panicked, alone, and hopeless.
I'm passionate about helping my clients — gay and straight, married and unmarried — handle the challenges that relationships present. I believe in the power and importance of happy, healthy relationships, and that the work needed to build and maintain a good relationship is entirely worth it. I've been providing marriage counseling for over a decade, and I have the training and experience you need to turn your relationship around.
Whether you’re on the verge of breaking up or just looking for a tune-up, couples counseling can help. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)— the most effective style of couples therapy — to help you break the negative cycles that keep you stuck and help you achieve real, lasting change. I can help you and your partner communicate better, heal from past disappointments, rebuild trust and passion, and connect on a deeper level.
Individual Therapy Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or chronic stress? Is it hard for you to talk about your feelings or needs? Do you struggle with finding or maintaining close relationships? Are you still suffering from an abusive or dysfunctional upbringing? People seek counseling for many reasons. You may need support managing anxiety and stress, overcoming depression, building healthier relationships, learning to talk about your feelings and needs, or healing from a painful personal history. Whatever your goals are, I can help.
I believe in the value and necessity of self-exploration, and in over a decade of clinical practice, I've seen how individual counseling can lead to deep healing and lasting changes in our relationships with our selves and others. I love the process of getting to know each of my clients and learning how to give each of them the support and feedback they need to heal and grow, and I feel privileged to be with them on their journeys of personal growth. Please know, too, that I am an LGBT-friendly therapist and enjoy and value exploring how broader cultural issues affect our well-being.
If you're interested in starting individual therapy, some of the things I can you with are…
Managing stress, anxiety, and conflict Letting go of depression, self-criticism, and low self-esteem Developing happy, close, meaningful relationships Building better communication and assertiveness skills Healing from trauma, abuse, or dysfunctional family experiences Exploring who you are and what you want from life