Individual or Couples Therapy

One of the hardest decisions for some people is knowing when to come to counseling.  Many clients report, they have tried talking to friends and family about their issues, but they just are not making progress.  Some people report that they cannot talk to others about it because there is too much shame around it or no one truly would understand.  Usually if a life area, recent change, relationship issue, or work struggle has caused more than a few weeks of on-going stress, a therapist might be helpful to figure out the next steps to help you.  One of my greatest desires is helping individuals look at their lives from a holistic perspective and figure out what the next steps should be.  This unique discernment process looks different for everyone, but allows my clients to use their own resources to connect ideas and solutions together. My areas of focus are:

  • Transitioning to adulthood
  • Coping with anxiety and depression
  • Pre-Marital Therapy
  • Relationship/Couples Therapy
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Domestic Violence Recovery
  • Trauma Work (relational, physical, sexual, verbal, domestic violence/dating violence)
  • Work Stress
  • Infertility/Women’s Issues: (PCOS, Endometriosis, Pregnancy loss, unexplained infertility, hormone related anxiety and depression, menapause)
  • Spiritual Direction: Non-Denominational Christian but support all faith traditions
  • Parenting Support/ Stress Management for Parents with Children with Special Needs
  • Parents going through the Adoption Process/Foster Care Process
  • Grief and Loss
  • Co-Dependency
  • Boundary setting
  • Supporting those in relationship with people with Personality Disorders and Traits
  • Weight Loss and Holistic Care for physical health or auto-immune issues

Family Therapy

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in helping families develop healthy bonds and attachments.  I want your family to be the best it can be by learning how to develop and maintain healthy relationships, boundaries, and structure.  Often times, families have changes or transitions that lead to conflict.  Families can need help adjusting and finding a “new normal”.  My goal is to help families to identify what is causing stress to the system and then help the family create a new plan to deal with these stressors.  Sometimes families just need a plan, while other times, parts of the relationship need repair from conflict.

As families journey through life together, roles change for each member.  Children become more independent, parents learn to support and eventually, adult children start to support their parents.   These transitions often bring families to therapy, but mental illness, substance abuse, disability, loss, and traumatic events magnify the need for a family to have support.  Stress on the family can cause conflict, breaks in communication and sometimes even permanent separation.  It is my goal to help your family navigate through changes more effectively.

Family is your longest lasting connection in life. Don’t let daily stresses negatively affect your relationships.

Family Therapy can help if your family is struggling with:

  • Communication and Trust Issues
  • Establishing an Effective Family Structure
  • Parent-Child Relationship Concerns
  • Life Stage Transitions
  • Single and Co-Parenting Issues
  • Adoption
  • Illness
  • Job Loss or Retirement
  • Cultural Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Loss, Grief, & Bereavement
  • Infertility or infant loss
  • Separation & Divorce and Blended and Step-family Issues

(Please note, I do not have training in forensic custody evaluations, so I am not equipped to help families involved in litigation) 

Child/Adolescent Therapy

Areas of Focus and Experience:

  • Depression & Anxiety (including panic, obsessive/compulsive tendencies, and self harm)
  • Anger
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (mild & high-functioning)
  • Adoption, Attachment and Bonding Issues
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Grief & Loss
  • Divorce and Family Conflict
  • Developmental Transitions or Delays
  • Behavioral Problems