People come to therapy for so many reasons — depression, anxiety, loss, illness, life transitions, family crisis, trouble in relationships, distress at work. All of these give us opportunities to reach inside ourselves and and create something new out of our struggles. My goal is to help you build on strengths you already have, and find a path to healing and balance.
In my work with couples, I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Work with couples focuses on friendship and intimacy as the foundation for the relationship, along with building shared meaning and learning constructive conflict. I feel fortunate to work with diverse couples at many stages of their lives together. Recommended resources: The Relationship Cure – A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family and Friendships, by John M. Gottman, Ph.D. and Joan DeClaire; and The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan Silver.
Divorced, with kids
I also feel privileged to work with parents who have parted ways but still want to work together to raise their children — and sometimes blend new families. Recommended resource: Mom’s House, Dad’s House by Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.
As challenging as it can be to raise kids with a partner, doing it on your own can bring new levels of stress and loneliness — along with joy and a sense of achievement. Therapy can be a way to gain insight into your own needs as well as your child’s.