When you find yourself feeling stuck or facing a difficult situation, you may wonder how therapy might help. You may also wonder whether your concern is appropriate for therapy. Whether you have a minor concern or a major one, discussions with a therapist can help you to:
- develop skills to manage and cope with stress
- discover you inner strengths
- sort out your thoughts and feelings
- develop goals
- identify options and a plan of action
- develop well thought out responses
PERSONAL / INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
Most individuals intend to do the best they can at most times in their life. Most people have good intentions but at times feel that they have let themselves and others down. In therapy through self-exploration one can learn to become more aware of their inner strengths and weaknesses and the impact that these may have on their relationships. Greater self-understanding can develop into making more intentional responses which in turn leads to increased personal growth and to positive change in ones relationships.
COUPLE / MARRIAGE THERAPY
Whether your romantic relationship is traditional or unconventional, it is highly important to you. Relationships can be a source of both great happiness and devastating discontent. I enjoy working with couples or with individuals regarding couple/relationship issues. Together through dialogue we can assess the current patterns in your relationship and explore some options for change with the goal of decreasing the levels of discontent and increasing the feelings of satisfaction.
Family can be a vastly different experience from individual to individual and from one month to the next. Some find family relationships to be a great source of support and others find family relationships to be a source of disappointment or stress. Or still others may find their family relationships to be positive at times and extremely uncomfortable at others. Whatever your situation is, discussions in therapy can be helpful in sorting out your thoughts and feelings regarding family relationships. In therapy we can work toward developing healthy boundaries, healthy patterns and healthy responses in your relationships with family members.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN
Experiences in childhood are important to the future. It is of utmost importance to promote both the physical and emotional health of our children and youth. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your child(ren) and or youth to develop realistic goals and healthy boundaries and relationships.
Issues of special interest include (but are not limited to):
- Couple and Family Relationships
- Life transitions
- Relationship Breakdown
- Parenting through separation
- Blended family relationships
- Sexual Orientation