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  • Services

    Our practice provides individual and couples therapy for women, men, couples, LGBTQ+, and gender-diverse adults. I implement an evidence-based empirical research approach and involves encouraging clients to identify and build upon their strengths to create positive growth and changes in their lives. Therapy goals include restoring healthy relationships,  communication, alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression, adaptive coping skills, healing past trauma, grief, and loss, and transforming dysfunctional behavior patterns into positive life choices, healthy emotions, and behaviors.

    My primary emphasis is as a relationship specialist for individuals and couples including:

    Affairs, Betrayal, Infidelity Recovery

    Bringing Baby Home

    Communication

    Disconnection

    Discernment & Divorce

    Grief & Loss

    In-Laws Conflict

    Infertility & IVF

    Interracial Couples

    Intercultural Couples

    Intimacy and Sexuality

    LGBTQUI+ Couples

    Major Life Transitions

    Money Problems

    Parenting Styles

    Partners of Sex Addicts

    Pre-marital, Engagement & New Couples

    Romantic Relationships

    Sexual Betrayal Trauma

    Staying Together For The Kids

    Unsolvable Problems

    Additionally, I provide clients coping skills to reduce negative symptoms related to stress, relationships, feelings, or challenging life transitions, including:

    Anxiety Panic Attacks

    Career Stress

    Challenging Break-ups

    COVID-19 Mental Health

    Depression

    Co-Dependency

    LGBTQUI+ Affirmative Therapy

    EMDR & Trauma

    Identity Exploration

    Life-Work Balance

    Life Transitions

    Maternal Mental Health

    Phobias

    Relationships

    Self-Esteem & Self-Worth

    Social Media & Technology

    Stress Management

    My therapy treatment approach for individuals is primarily Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), challenging expectations and self-talk, and investigating patterns to understand yourself better, determine your goals, and help achieve them. Couples therapy’s approach is Gottman Method Couples Therapy (GMCT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

    The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship. The Gottman Connect Relationship Check-up Questionnaire incorporates assessment and evidence-based research interventions from the Sound Relationship House Theory. The couple’s goals of the Gottman Method are to disarm negative communication, increase affection, connection and closeness, decrease arguments and conflict, increase sexual intimacy, establish respect for one another, and create compassion and mutual understanding within the couple’s relationship.

    I focus on educating the client or couple, utilizing their strengths, and providing techniques to overcome existing conflicts. My goal is not to diagnose you but to improve your life and relationships while developing skills to manage future concerns independently.