My therapeutic style is warm, empathic, supportive, non-judgmental and interactive.
I’m interested in all aspects of your life in the here and now. But I’ll also help you explore how past experiences, especially early in your life, have formed “templates” that affect ways you think, feel and behave in the present. When you become more aware of how old habits and expectations negatively influence your life choices and the ways you experience and relate to others, you’ll be able to make more conscious choices, enjoy more satisfying relationships and improve the quality of your life overall.
IndividualsIt's important that you and I maintain an open dialogue about how best to help you reach your therapy goals
I most often work clients in weekly sessions. But some people choose to come more frequently, particularly if they are going through a rough time or want to accelerate their therapy. Taking into account your treatment goals as well as practical concerns (such as time and finances), you and I will collaborate to develop a therapy schedule that makes sense for you. And remember, nothing is ever cast in stone. As our work together progresses, we can always make changes—individual therapy can become couple or family therapy, once per week therapy can become twice, a Tuesday appointment can be moved to Thursday. The important thing is that you and I maintain an open dialogue about how best to help you reach your therapy goals.
CouplesTo me a couple can be any two adults committed to sharing life and love.
If you’re seeking therapy for your relationship, either individually or with your partner, you might be worried to learn that I also work with separating and divorcing couples. You needn’t be. I’m not pro-divorce, I’m not even laissez faire about it. If you’re in a committed relationship and want to stay together, I will work with you to resolve your differences and strengthen your bond.
ChildrenI work with children and adolescents of all ages. I also offer parent guidance and consultation.
For more information about child therapy, including how to know when your child needs therapy, tips for preparing your child for therapy, how to help your child succeed in therapy, dealing with resistance and answers to common questions and concerns, click on the links to the right.
FamiliesThere are many kinds of families…
Most people think of a family in the traditional way — a parent or parents and their child or children. Maybe that describes your family. But maybe you family consists of two moms or two dads, maybe you're a single or divorced parent, maybe you're co-parenting with someone you were never in a relationship with, maybe you live with aging parents, siblings, or in-laws, your adult child and their new spouse… Whatever family means to you, you're welcome in my practice.
I always begin family therapy with a "family assessment." Some people find the word “assessment” off-putting, but it simply refers to a meeting or series of meetings in which I can get a sense of the nature of relationships among and between family members, what’s going well and what isn’t, what you might need going forward, and how I might be able to help. Click on the "what to expect" button to the right to learn more.