One-on-One Individual Counseling
Learning to achieve a balanced life and accept who you are is possible. You can overcome your challenges, and set and attain goals in your life. Create personal growth through individual therapy to:
• Cope with Depression and Anxiety
• Personal Growth
• Create Functional Relationships
• Heal from Sexual, Emotional Physical & Financial Abuse
• Improve Adolescent and Parenting Issues
• Blended Families’ Concerns
• Cultural, Racial, and Multicultural Identity Issues
So many want and need to be close to someone, but end up divorced, filled with anger and disappointment. Many who are in long-term relationships attempt to achieve a strong, enduring bond based primarily on emotions. In most relationships the love and acceptance continue as long as the other person is meeting a certain level of expectation. If the feelings are warm, both can enjoy one another's company, overlook a partner's troubling or annoying traits, communicate adequately, and still express affection.
Couples will initiate therapy when the feelings cool, one or both find no reserves or capability to love an obviously “imperfect person.” Therapy can break the spiral that starts when -- needs are not met, which causes hurt, which promotes defensiveness, which reduces positive communication, which heightens misunderstanding, which provokes conflict, which fuels anger and bitterness. If forgiveness and reconciliation do not break this spiral, the ability to love one another is difficult. Where do you want to start?
Family counseling may help relationships and understanding within a family, for example during a divorce, for blended families, or the approaching death of a family member. This can occur with all members of the family unit present, but this is not always the case. If a family member suffers from alcoholism or drug addiction but does attend sessions this may be the reason other family members seek out counseling.
The goal of the therapist is to observe interactions between family members and the perception of non-interacting family members. The therapist often helps the family reflect on better ways of communicating with each other. In fact, it often teaches family members new and more positive ways to communicate to replace old, negative communication patterns.
Brene Brown's Daring Greatly says vulnerability is not weakness. Learn to open up, fight shame, and understand the connection to perfection and anger.
Whether it is at work, home, or with friends we all have those moments we should have said NO. This biblicly based book, Boundaries, helps understand why we don't and start change.
After the Affair helps with all the overwhelming feelings and thoughts. The books helps address your questions like; is it over, can I forgive, who am I angry with, and why did this happen.
The most important agreements are the ones we make with ourselves. In these agreements we tell ourselves who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible. The Four Agreements helps us see the source of self-limiting beliefs.
Madeline Levine writes about her observance and treatment of privileged kids who project confidence and know how to make a good impression, but lack the basic foundation of psychological development: an authentic sense of self. She offers parents way to see significant emotional problems in their "star" children.
For more time at your first session complete an intake form before you arrive. Click the 'Before You Arrive' tab above.
You may pay your session fees with cash, Venmo, a check, or a debit/card.
A parental consent is required for clients under 18 years of age. Children under 14 years of age may not be unattended in the lobby.
Sessions are typically 50 minutes. If you need to reschedule or cancel please do so at least 24 hours before your appointment.
I follow the AAMFT Code of Ethics.