Counseling… Therapy…

For some that can be an intimidating prospect…

Perhaps a last resort in a time of crisis when the circumstances and situations you are facing seem to stretch you beyond what you can bear… Perhaps you’re  facing a betrayal or a rupture in your marriage…

Or, maybe you are at a place in your life where everything is spinning out of control… and you need a safe, calming place to be seen, heard, known and cared for…

Wherever you are at, whatever you are facing, reaching out for help is one of the wisest things you can do. You do not need to go through this alone.

 

Learning how to communicate…

My passion and purpose as a therapist is helping individuals and couples move from feeling stuck in damaging relational patterns or behaviors. I work with clients to first recognize then communicate their needs and feelings in ways which promote a more functional and fulfilling life, both personally and professionally.

 

The truth of the matter…

I often see couples who have waited to seek counseling until their relationship is in crisis due to chronic lack of attention and / or due to an affair. This is rife for intensity in the counseling room. Utilizing a directive, compassionate approach, I guide couples into empathic interactions leading to a safe and secure loving attachment.

 

And then there’s change…

There is nothing quite like the transformational experience of a couple who enters therapy emotionally cut off or at war with each other, yet after much relational work are now deeply connected, committed and equipped to endure, or likewise, when an individual has that joyful expression of newly realized freedom.

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    I look forward to partnering with you in this stage of your journey as you seek to find solutions to the difficulties you are facing.

     

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    Couples Counseling

    I help couples move from their stuck places of unproductive rehashing and painful interactions to productive, healing communication and connection. Our earliest “love languages” (how we connect,  how we do relationship) were learned by countless interactions with mom and dad. Together we will get to the root causes of harmful patterns in your relationship. For couples facing an affair, I have a proven path of recovery toward a renewed relationship and restored trust.

    Depression/Anxiety

    Depression and Anxiety are symptoms, telling us something is wrong much like the warning lights on the dashboard of our cars. Sometimes the oil light goes on indicating we need more oil, just as we need to fill up in the areas of healthy relationship, ending isolation and developing solid boundaries. Other times the engine light comes on and we need to explore in depth what the potential problems might be, similar to exploring our histories of difficult or traumatic experiences.

    Grief & Loss

    Working through any loss, from the anguish of a death or ending a relationship, to the loss of a personal dream, is a complicated process. We find ourselves hit by waves of reality we would not have chosen, and others around us may inadvertently pressure us to “hurry up and move on.” But grief has its own rhythm, and requires processing anger and sadness. Men often struggle with the sadness and women with the anger; therapy provides a safe place to do both.

    Addiction

    For those dealing with addiction or a loved one who is addicted, whether you are in the early stages of contemplation or already in a recovery program and need guidance in working the steps or finding a sponsor, I will work to help you in your recovery process. We will look at how substances or activities are affecting you relationally, physically, spiritually, financially and legally. We will also address earlier life experiences, hurts and resentments.