therapy services

I offer psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, and teens (14-17).

I am always striving, learning, and educating myself to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities. 

My hope for anyone who enters my office is that they feel full acceptance and support in this judgement free zone.

individual therapy

Individual therapy can be utilized to work on specific issues such as anxiety or depression. Individual therapy is also available to those wanting to explore personal identity or those who want to know how to be more aligned with their authentic self. Individual work can also include preparing and understanding how to be a healthy partner in a romantic relationship. It might look like addressing the things that are getting in the way of living the life you want. Basically, individual therapy can truly be whatever it is that you want it to be.

issues that individual therapy can help with:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self Image

  • Transition into Adulthood

  • Relationship Challenges

  • Family Dynamics

  • Sexual Identity

  • Coping Patterns

  • Past traumas

  • Life Transitions

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couples therapy

People seek couples therapy for many reasons including wanting to improve communication, reduce conflict/arguments, to talk about sex, parenting or having children, or to decide whether or not to break-up or stay together. I provide a supportive environment and want both individuals to feel safe communicating about their relationship frustrations and their hopes for the relationship. This is a safe space to discuss current challenges and how to help the couple understand how they approach the challenges in their relationship. No two relationships are the same, and for me it is important to consider each individual’s history and experiences as part of couples therapy. 

 

I utilize many parts of the Gottman Method, which includes “disarming conflicting verbal communication, increasing intimacy, respect, and affection, removing barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and creating a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.”

issues that couples therapy can help with:

  • Communication Challenges

  • Difficulty with Trust

  • Infidelity

  • Expectations of the Relationship

  • Preparing to Get Married​​​

  • Preparing to Have Children

  • Changes to the Family Unit

  • Changing Definitions in the Relationship

teen therapy

Sometimes therapy is necessary to help teens figure out what is getting in the way of feeling their best. For some teens, I recommend family therapy in conjunction with, or in place of individual therapy. 

Feeling unheard and misunderstood are common complaints of most teengers. In teen therapy, it is extremely important to me that the teen feels like I am an ally, advocating and offering support. A trusting relationship with their therapist is one of the primary predictors for successful teen therapy.  

An important factor that I clarify for both the teen and their families is that whatever the teen shares in therapy is confidential, with the exception of a few things. If something is important and I believe it needs to be communicated to the family, I will help the teens become empowered to communicate directly with their families.

issues that individual therapy can help with:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Self-Esteem

  • Traumatic Experiences

  • Peer Relationships

  • Impulsivity

  • Self-Harm

  • Sexual identity

  • Family Dynamics

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