My practice involves working with couples, committed relationships, and intimate partnerships.
The objective of therapy is to help you reach your goals.
Sometimes relationships seek therapy to work through long-standing or acute struggles. Other times therapy is in response to unexpected changes or impact. Many seek therapy in pursuit of exploration, growth, or pre-marriage. You do not need to be in struggle to benefit from couples and relationship therapy.
Examples of possible improvements in therapy include: reduction of depression or anxiety, improving relationships, feeling better, improving life satisfaction, grieving a loss, finding clarity and understanding, increasing self-esteem, managing stress, shame reduction, better sex, or discovering parts of self.
What to expect:
The first session of couples and relationship therapy will be with both or all of you. This session is focused on assessment and being sure everyone is heard. We will work to build our therapeutic relationship. We will co-create goals and set intentions. It is an opportunity to get to know me and ask me any questions about the journey.
In the helping process, I draw from a variety of evidence-based and empirically supported theoretical orientations while recognizing the need to attend to cultural and other forms of human diversity. I am guided by an integration of Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, and Narrative Therapy. My belief is that psychotherapy is a journey we travel together.
Culture, privilege, racism, heterosexism, oppression, classism, ageism, ableism, etc. are important contextual elements that play a role in our lives and are considered when determining goals and strengths.
I am LGBTQIA-friendly, kink-friendly, poly-friendly, and I am inclusive of all gender and sexual diversities.