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Individual Therapy & Couples Counseling
I'm glad you are here. As a Clinician who draws upon Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in my work with clients of all ages. I specialize in the treatment of adolescents and adults struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, identity questions, self-esteem, parenting, family conflict, and life transitions. I work with young children, teen and adult and clinical supervision.
Specializing in Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that include therapy for depression, geriatric, anxiety, grief counseling to couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they seek. Below are some other areas of specialty.
When you start to think about 'how can I take better care of myself', I encourage you to decide to take care of yourself today instead of tomorrow. Your health and mental health are so important in how you identify with yourself, your feelings, others, in your relationships and work. Take a moment today to reach out to me to discuss what I can do to help you.
Individual therapy starts with an initial evaluation during which you and your therapist will get to know each other, discuss what led you to reach out now, explore your expectations for the therapeutic process, identify specific goals, and develop a plan for achieving those goals.
Individual therapy allows the therapist and client to focus on each other, building a rapport and working together to solve your presenting problem. Most therapy protocols recommend weekly psychotherapy to ensure clinical outcomes and as we make progress bi-weekly sessions are available.
Being in a relationship has never easy or a breeze. However, having a partner or when you are living with someone can provide safety. Sometimes when relationship difficulties surface, having a regular routine and work or being gainfully employed can provide a sense of freedom and time away form the 'togetherness'. When the pandemic hit, however, it left most of us with no space or time to be by ourselves, enjoying activities that provide us with a sense of independence from another person, like a partner. These unparalleled circumstances truly tested relationships. Working with a relationship counselor, you and your partner are able to explore how this time may have affected your relationship.
Couples therapy or counseling is not a sign that separation or the end of a relationship is near. On the contrary, counseling can help with repair, improve communication and ultimately discovering a path to a healthy relationship where two individuals can grow together.
When to Seek Couples Counseling
You have trouble expressing your feelings to one another
You have arguments with no solution
You become distant and possibly disinterested in your partners feelings and needs
You have difficulty making decisions together
You want a stronger relationship and build a future together
Staying connected, and resolving your relationships is important to you. It is a healthy sign when we are independent, feel and act as individuals in a relationship. However, it is time to consider therapy or counseling if you begin to feel that anger, fear, arguments are not present when you are by yourself and only tend to be apparent when you engage with your partner.
A therapist is a neutral party that can listen to both individuals helping by creating a plan to improve communication and resolve relationship conflict. Therapy can help you become a better communicator, help you develop stronger relationship skills to improve your and your partners happiness. As a therapist, I look to help and encourage couples to express their feelings and thoughts to each other in a clear and compassionate way.