Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I am a relationship therapy specialist; I only work with couples. I teach skills and provide tools anchored within two complementary concepts: collaborative conversations and differentiation. I also provide online video telehealth therapy for couples.
Online Video Couples Therapy
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 1998
Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT) starts from the belief that problems in relationship are also opportunities for increasing intimacy and connection through understanding & communicating the deeper truth of your feelings, beneath anger/defensiveness, with your partner. I have 60+ hours of CCT training with its originator, Dan Wile, whom John Gottman calls 'the greatest living marital therapist.'
John Gottman has described Collaborative Couple Therapy, my speciality, as completely consistent with his research findings for cultivating loving relationships. I have 36+ hours of training with the Gottman Institute and, in particular, utilize Gottman Institute Research to inform my practice methodology.
I have been a dedicated student of Zen Buddhism since 2002. My daily meditation practice has only changed my life for the better. I am also a student of Jon Kabat-Zinn, having participated in his week long training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in 2008. Mindfulness is a potent way to soothe our own vulnerable feelings and reduce our suffering.
Couples therapy is my practice speciality. Without a doubt my work with couples informs my personal relationship and vise versa. This reflexive quality invigorates me and keeps our work together alive and present. Because of my enthusiasm, I fly down to Oakland, California regularly to attend consultation seminars with Dan Wile, Ph.D. the originator of Collaborative Couple Therapy.
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