Counseling Services

 

 

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe many problems have a relational context.  Sometimes, interacting with a parent, spouse, roommate, or coworker, for example, may trigger something in you.  Whether it’s annoyance, frustration, stress, avoidance, anxiety, or maybe the interactions even cause you to have nightmares.  I can help.

Many of my clients come to see me for individual counseling due to feelings of anxiety or depression, though through our work together, we discover there is a relational context that is contributing to that.  Sometimes we are even able to connect the triggers to unresolved childhood wounds or attachment.  Once this connection is made, I have seen relief in my clients as they work towards healing these wounds and making changes in their lives that cause them to feel happier, less anxious, less depressed, and more in control of how they are feeling.

Below is an overview of the types of concerns I can help with in both individual and relationship counseling:

 

  • Individual Counseling
    • Healing from a break-up
    • Trying to make sense out of relationship patterns you’ve noticed in yourself
    • Difficulty maintaining relationships you are satisfied with (romantic, social, family, etc)
    • Strugging with maintaining healthy relationships due to Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Feeling stuck and wanting change in your life
    • Sadness or depression
    • Worry or anxiety
  • Relationship Counseling
    • Pre-marital counseling
    • Counseling for couples who are engaged, married, or dating
    • Relationship counseling for one:  Are you looking for help with your relationship but your partner won’t or isn’t able to come in for counseling?  I can still teach you skills to apply in your relationship.
    • Intensive couples counseling:  Statistics show couples often wait 6 years after a problem has started to receive help.  If your relationship is in crisis (i.e. on the brink of a break-up) we can explore more intensive sessions, such as longer sessions than 1 hour and/or more frequent sessions than weekly to help to get your relationship back on track.
    • I am Level 2 trained in Gottman Method Therapy for Couples Counseling.  This method is evidence and research based on over 40 years of research of what makes relationships work.  The skills I teach my couples have proven effectiveness.
    • I use assessments and materials from Gottman Method Therapy, including Gottman’s Relationship Check-up.  I’m also certified in Prepare Enrich for those seeking pre-marital counseling and am able to work with couples from a standard approach, a biblical approach, or a catholic approach.

 

Don’t hesitate to take the steps for the relationship and life that you want!  Schedule an appointment today!