Many of us want to have closer, happier, more genuine relationships with our children, spouses, partners, and friends. We may feel stuck, unsatisfied or trapped in our careers or in school, overwhelmed by a strong sense of pressure coming from all directions. There may be feelings of stress, anger, guilt or a sense of loneliness that get in the way, too. Often we compare ourselves to others and fall short of expectations. We may look "fine" on the outside, but on the inside, we don't feel fine.
I view therapy as a partnership in navigating these aspects of our life journeys. In a therapeutic relationship, it's very important that you experience safety, significance, acceptance and belonging. With this relationship as the foundation, we can work together to empower change in your life.
I've worked extensively with men and fathers, women and children, using a range of therapeutic tools. As both a therapist and former school counselor, I understand the myriad of challenges parents and children face, and I honor the strength, resilience and capacity for change in all of us.
Specialty Areas: - Men's and dad's issues - Parenting challenges - Couples Therapy - Depression and Anxiety - Adolescents and Young Adults - Grief and Loss - Work and Life transitions - Panic - Self-esteem and confidence