Through a collaborative approach we will discover ways for you to be actively involved in your life, discover the path that led to your sadness and root out any coping skills (perfectionism, eating issues, substance use) that keep you trapped. Therapy can help you regain a sense of control and pleasure in life. This will be done incrementally taking your feelings of comfort and safety
as the guide.
Time in couple therapy can help you both consider the behavioral and feeling patterns you participate in. Do they lead to connection or arguments and pain? My training as a Structural Marriage and Family therapist leads me to look for the dynamics and backstory of your relationship. What is at the heat of your struggle? That is what we will explore in sessions.
Therapy can help you learn to listen to the messages your anxiety is sending you. Instead of seeing it as a "bad" emotion we can help you see anxiety as a friend alerting you to things you care about. Therapy can also help with coping skills for when anxiety screams a little too loudly.
Clinical Case Consultation for Therapists
There is no guidebook, blueprint or recipe for working with clients. Because of the nature of confidentiality when we feel stuck it can feel very lonely. That is why case consultations are necessary to our self care as therapists.
Bring your questions about challenging case dynamics, case management or family/couple dynamics. I always provide a nonjudgmental experience because I understand. I've also experienced being in the thick of challenging cases!
Therapy for People Who Have Survived Abusive, Chaotic or Dysfunctional Families
You are affected by the abuse, neglect and trauma you suffered. Your survival skills might have kept you alive and functioning in your family of origin but they can hinder and sabotage your relationships in the present. Online therapy can provide you a space to grieve, to reclaim your courage and discover the person you were meant to be free of conflict and guilt. You are not broken.
Therapy for Therapists
Sometimes the work we do can leave us feeling empty and deflated. We can be working though symptoms of PTSD or a shared trauma response. Maybe you need help managing stress, maintaining healthy boundaries or instituting a sustainable self care plan. Regular online therapy is a special time set aside for you to recharge and renew.