I provide psychotherapy to adults, older adolescents (16+), and couples. I work with a wide range of emotional issues, focusing on helping people (and couples) to lead with their strengths and find a way to move in the world as the best version of themselves. My therapeutic style is very direct and open, and I find that most people feel comfortable, relaxed and safe in my presence. Although we may explore complicated experiences or ideas, I always work to keep the therapy grounded in the real world, with humor, honesty, and compassion.
My practice works with people on a wide range of issues, including:
- Managing anxiety and its impact on your life
- Understanding why you aren't feeling emotionally at ease
- Improving relationships and relational skills
- Addressing low mood (feeling blah)
- Being more genuine and present in your life
- Negotiating life transitions and major changes
- Clarifying personal goals
- Identifying personal strengths and using them effectively in your life
- Transitioning and grounding in early adulthood
- Reconnecting in your romantic relationship
- Preparing for marriage and/or pre-marital counseling
- Using Mindfulness Based approaches to sit differently with feelings
- Managing motherhood and life balance
- Living with someone struggling with addiction
- Understanding and minimizing the loop of old family issues
- Transitioning from adolescence to adulthood
- Working with artists and performers
Some details around sessions and how the therapy is structured:
Individual therapy sessions are 45-50 minutes in duration. The frequency of individual therapy varies depending on the issues that you might be working on, how long we've been working on them, and your availability. Initially, most people attend therapy one time per week. Some people may later choose to come less often, usually either bi-weekly or monthly.
Couples sessions are 55-60 minutes in duration. At the onset of therapy, couples typically attend sessions either weekly or biweekly. Although there may be circumstances in which I may ask to meet with either partner individually, both members of the couple should available to attend appointments.
For already established clients, there are times that you may want to schedule a phone session. Phone sessions may take the form of a shorter 15-30 minute sessions to discuss a particular issue at hand, or they can be a full sessions, in lieu of your usual in office appointment.