I provide compassionate psychotherapy and counseling to highly motivated couples, adults, and teens who are ready to create lasting changes in their lives. People come to me to find relief from a wide range of problems, whether grief and loss, trauma, struggles with drugs or alcohol, parenting, relationships, or just feeling stuck and wanting to change. Although I work with these issues and more, I specialize in:
- Couples counseling using Gottman Method-based therapy
Helping men to express emotions, communicate better, and improve self-esteem
My approach integrates psychodynamic theories about the inner workings of the mind and relational modalities that recognize insight must be translated into everyday relationships to create change. I encourage and practice attending to the critical information our bodies provide by using somatic interventions. I guide examining and challenging problematic thoughts and feelings about ourselves and the world using cognitive-behavioral tools.
Working with couples is both challenging and immensely rewarding. People often come to therapy because of relationship problems and rather than working with one-half of the relationship, I find having the relationship in the room to be the more effective. Using Gottman Method Couples Therapy, I help partners recreate friendship, change patterns of conflict into productive discussions, and work on creating shared goals and meaning.
If you are looking for a therapist to help with any of these issues, I may be able to help.