Individual – ages 18+
Life can seem more difficult at certain times. This can happen during a significant transition, relationship struggles, in the middle or after a crisis, or due to a challenging childhood. In individual therapy, we will focus on achieving the goals you have set during our initial session. We will access your inner strength and resources while helping you to learn more about yourself by exploring your thoughts, feelings and behavioral patterns. You will become more connected to what matters most, what you really want, and lead with authenticity. Areas typically addressed in individual counseling include anxiety, depression, trauma, codependency, feeling “stuck”, as well as, work-life balance, and general life transitions.
Whether you’re hoping to build a foundation for a healthy relationship, revitalize a listless one, or rescue one that has gone awry, couples therapy can be one of the most important investments you will ever make. Many couples who come to therapy care about each other deeply but get stuck in negative communication cycles that leave them feeling angry, alone and disconnected.
Getting help to improve your communication and enhance your emotional connection can help bring a struggling relationship back to life.
We will work on the following relationship challenges in couples & relationship therapy, including married, unmarried, LGBTQ, straight, monogamous, non-monogamous couples at any stage in their relationship:
- Poor communication
- Frequent conflict and arguments
- Feelings of disconnection
- Emotionally distanced couples on the verge of separation
- Specific problems such as sexual difficulties
- Confronting infidelity
- Managing relationships with in-laws
- Conflicting dreams and long-term goals
- Different opinions in parenting, financial spending and family issues
Counseling can be a game-changer for couples who are looking to strengthen or rediscover their emotional connection. I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and The Gottman Method, which has over 3 decades of research on thousands of couples to apply concrete tools that have been consistently proven to help improve relationships.
In our Couples & Relationship Therapy, we will work together to:
- Improve communication
- Increase connection and understanding
- Have a more satisfying sex life
- Decrease conflict
- Work through underlying issues from family of origin
- Increase empathy and emotional engagement
- Recover from affairs and infidelity
- Understand and respond to each other’s needs
- Resolve parenting differences
- Navigate separation and divorce
- Recover from codependency
- Build a deep friendship
- Address lack of intimacy
- Maintain healthy boundaries with in-laws
For Family Therapy, ideally we meet with your entire family (at your direction.) After the first meeting, I will have a better sense of who will need to be present on an ongoing basis. The mix of family members who come to the session may change at times, depending on the current needs. Family therapy is unique and flexible in this way. Your whole family will have the experience of being supported by me, either all together or in smaller groups.
To bring about more positive change, we will look at the current behavioral patterns between family members. The goal is not to assign blame, but instead to come to a greater understanding of all the aspects of the current challenges.
Once we have a sense of that, we will work together to come up with ideas about how each family member can interact more effectively. You will all try out some new things and let me know what is successful and what isn’t. We will adjust accordingly. I will encourage you to be honest with each other about the emotions that are underneath your actions.
At the end of successful family therapy, your family will be communicating and interacting in much healthier ways. As a family system, you will be more content with appropriate boundaries and expectations, and individual family members will feel more empowered.