MY APPROACH TO THERAPY
My clinical style is warm, empathic, collaborative and client-centered. It is critical that the therapeutic relationship creates the context in which deep healing, growth, and transformation can occur. We are able to fulfill our greatest potential when we feel connected, supported and seen.
My work is grounded in research-based approaches that include attachment theory, neuroscience, trauma treatment, and systems thinking. I draw from emotionally focused therapy and internal family systems in most sessions. Culture and issues of equity, power, and privilege always inform my approach and the understanding of self and relationship dynamics. Mindfulness-based techniques and humor are also integrated into my approach.
Your therapy is yours. You are the expert on your life, I just facilitate the process to get you where you want to be. I work to create the safest space possible for your healing, growth, and transformation. Through questions, feedback, reflection, empathy, and humor I support you in the work you want to do. I work with adults and adolescents dealing with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, stress, divorce/separation, relationship issues, parenting, grief, and loss.
My work with couples is informed by Emotionally Focused Therapy, a research-based, empirically supported form of couples therapy, as well as the Gottman method, parts work, and mindfulness. In couples therapy, you and your partner will identify patterns of disconnection, learn new ways of communicating, and strengthen your emotional bond.
Couples therapy helps couples to:
increase feelings of love and connection
improve sex life
repair past hurts
experience more joy together
problem-solve more effectively
understand each other and your relationship
co-parent with greater ease
have more fun together!
Families are dynamic and complex. They are often the source of our greatest joys and most painful experiences. I work with families of all ages and stages of life. Families often seek help for a range of commonplace issues including life transitions, stress, illness, substance abuse, communication problems, parent/child struggles, loss, anxiety, and depression. Working collaboratively with family members through sessions with all, some or one family member, we will work to accomplish your goals for therapy. Sessions focus on the family as a whole and relationships between family members, rather than on one individual.