Distressed couples who want to work on their relationship.
This is traditionally known as couples therapy – with the ultimate goal typically of reducing marital distress and promoting marital satisfaction and individual well-being. My work with each couple is customized and focused on their goals. But in general this often includes discussing how emotions play out in the relationship, how problems are solved and fair fighting strategies so that win-win solutions are created.
Couples on the brink of divorce or where one partner is thinking of divorce and the other wants to work on the marriage.
This is called Discernment Counseling and is designed for couples who are considering divorce but are not completely sure that’s the best path. The goal is for couples to gain clarity and confidence about a direction, based on a deeper understanding of their relationship and its possibilities for the future. The goal is not to solve marital problems but to see if they are solvable. This protocol is typically for a maximum of five sessions.
Individuals and couples who are newly divorced. This is often called "closure therapy." I work with couples or individuals to help them better understand their marriage and gain some insights applicable to future relationships. Closure therapy can also be focused on helping the couple adjust to being co-parents, and/or helping navigate future relationships, while learning from past ones.
Engaged or newly married couples looking to establish a strong foundation.
I use an established therapy method (called PREPARE/ENRICH) to help prepare couples for marriage and/or enrich their relationship. There are two-parts: 1) an online assessment that creates a customized report and identifies strengths and growth areas; and 2) based on the assessment, we cement strengths and work on areas of conflict or areas that seem to need growth. I typically use a set number of sessions – usually an initial assessment plus 4 or 8 sessions.
Couples who want to rejuvenate their relationship.
This is called enrichment/enhancement therapy and is for couples who are content with their relationship but feel that something is missing or want a little spice and excitement back. This work is very specific, often involves homework and is solution focused.
Individuals, couples and families seeking assistance managing behaviors associated with ADHD.
I enjoy coaching people struggling with ADHD behaviors by providing active strategies that can be implemented right away to make a difference in people's lives. This often helps individuals navigate work and/or school, move towards accomplishing personal goals/tasks and work on overcoming relationship challenges. The therapy process focuses on helping clients learn how to develop strategies (and eventually habits) that work for them that maximize productivity and focus.
- Couples Therapy
- Communication Issues
- Emotion Management
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Relationship Issues
- Intimacy Issues
- Discernment Counseling
- Pre-marital counseling
- Marriage Enrichment
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Experiential Therapy
- Family Systems
- Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)