Our practice provides individual and couples therapy for women, men, couples, LGBTQIA+, 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, establishing self-confidence and self-worth, healing past trauma, grief, and loss, and transforming dysfunctional behavior patterns into positive life choices, healthy emotions, and a meaningful life.
My primary emphasis is as a relationship specialist for individuals and couples including:
Couples Relationship Therapy
Affairs, Betrayal, Infidelity Recovery
Bringing Baby Home
Boundaries and Communication
Grief & Loss
Infertility & IVF
Intimacy and Sexuality
Major Life Transitions
Maternal Mental Health
Multicultural and Multiethnic Couples
Partners of Sex Addicts
Premarital and Newlywed Couples
Separations, Discernment and Divorce
Sexual Betrayal Trauma
Staying Together For The Kids
Additionally, I provide clients coping skills to reduce negative symptoms related to stress, relationships, feelings, or challenging life transitions, including:
COVID-19 Mental Health
LGBTQUI+ Affirmative Therapy
EMDR & Trauma
Maternal Mental Health
Relationships & Marriage
Self-Esteem & Self-Worth
Social Media & Technology
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.