Individual Therapy or Psychotherapy involves meeting with a therapist one-on-one for the purpose of reducing internal conflict and emotional pain which occurs in the form of problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, and somatic responses (sensations in the body). In addition, ongoing psychotherapy is a common and useful means of self-growth and self-actualization. Therapy can help resolve barriers which interfere with positive qualities, such as joy, compassion, peace, self-esteem, spiritual connection, and love. Many people enjoy therapy and relish the journey of becoming more conscious about themselves, their inner world, and their relationships.
Couples Therapy /Marriage Counseling can help you and your partner communicate better, negotiate differences, understand perpetual and resolvable conflicts and improve your relationship. Difficulties with finances, infidelity, sex, anger, communication problems, and addiction— all can contribute to distress in relationships .Whether your relationship is on the rocks and you aren't sure how to fix things — or if you and your partner are in need of a relationship tune up, couples therapy/ marriage therapy can help you and your partner strengthen your bond and heal wounds.
Family Therapy focuses on relationships within the family unit and takes place with other family members present. Family therapy may be the primary focus of treatment, or it could be used as a supplement to individual therapy. In Family Therapy, the family is seen as a "whole" system rather than just as the sum of its individual members. Family Therapy helps to identify the ways that relationship and individual problems are caused and maintained by the family dynamics.
Families often experience challenges at significant points in their life cycle, such as in times of major transition. As a Strategic Therapist I will explore with you the "role" of the primary issue wanting to be changed, i.e., and the function that the issue plays within the family itself. I will often recommend direct, alternative behaviors to perform in between sessions, in order to help bring about change with the individual and family unit.
Treatment specialization includes:
- Relationship/Marriage Issues
- Life Transitions & Adjustments
- Depression & Mood Disorders
- Blended Families
- Family Conflict
- Teen Challenges
- Conflict Resolution
- Work and Career Issues
- Self Esteem
- Grief & Loss
- Alcohol and/or Substance Abuse
Families dealing with the addiction of a loved one
I offer a personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs.
Contact me and I will help you understand your options. My many years working in the mental health field have given me the ability to help individuals and family members make the right choice for them. Phone consultations are complimentary.