Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
LGBTQIA-affirmative couples therapist
I help disconnected couples work through issues of emotional safety and distrust to re-establish their bond and grow their intimacy.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2010
I help couples move from pain and isolation to joy and connection. I have specific training and expertise working with couples--using the psychodynamic model combined with the hands-on approach of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gestalt.
This approach is a form of depth psychology that explores and works through the often initially hidden impacts that early patterns have had on current functioning. I have completed five years of specific training in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic theoretical frameworks under the supervision of contemporary psychoanalysts and psychologists.
I have trained in Gestalt therapy, a strengths-based, non-pathologizing therapy, during graduate school and in internship, and have incorporated its here-and-now, direct, honest and mindful approach to help clients work with and address deep-seated, unmet needs.
I have studied EFT in my training programs and use this approach in conjunction with others when working with couples. EFT's tools of engagement and attunement help us to first identify and deescalate negative patterns that have kept the couple isolated from one another, and then restructure and rebuild the trust, strengthening the emotional bond and renewing connection.
I am a member of the LGBTQIA community and have extensive training and experience working with LGBTQIA clients on wide-ranging issues and topics of focus, including trauma, anxiety, depression, gender identity, mood disorders, self esteem, eating disorders, creative blocks, and body issues. I welcome you and look forward to meeting with you.
I thoroughly enjoy helping couples move from pain and isolation to joy and connection. I have specific training and expertise working with couples and work collaboratively with you to deescalate negative cycles, restructure and rebuild trust, and practice strengthening the emotional bond. Please note that I do not accept insurance for couples work.
I have specialized training in helping people who suffer from a wide range of anxiety issues , from mild to severe, toward self regulation, connection, and a more fulfilled experience.
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