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"The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgement."

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Therapy Services



Counseling and Psychotherapy

There are differences between counseling and psychotherapy. Counseling is generally short-term, focused on a specific problem in the present, and is a time during which you will receive support, advice and guidance, and learn new skills. The focus is on behavioral change rather than on underlying causes of the behavior.

Psychotherapy is often more long term and focuses on understanding and changing problematic and fundamental patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving, and the ways in which you relate to your self and others. Many people wish to change, but cannot seem to do so. Psychotherapy helps you overcome obstacles to change by examining and changing the root causes of your problems.

Psychotherapy helps you overcome obstacles to change by examining and changing the root causes of your problems.

Both counseling and psychotherapy require a strong commitment to change, the willingness to tolerate some discomfort to get where you want to be, compassion for self and others, and a curiosity about how your mind works. Therapy is most effective when you put consistent effort toward self-reflection and change. (


Areas of Expertise include:

  • Addiction/Recovery/Relapse
  • Attachment Issues
  • Depression, Anxiety/Mood Disorders
  • Codependency
  • Couples/Family Psychotherapy
  • Dissociative Disorder/Complex PTSD/PTSD
  • Family systems
  • LGBTQIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Questioning)
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss and Grief
  • Managing Emotions
  • Meditation
  • Mens Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Personal Growth
  • Psychotherapy for Therapists
  • Relationship and Intimacy
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma/Abuse/Neglect/Sexual Abuse
  • Women's Issues

With many clients I also use mindfulness, meditation and yoga based education and techniques to help people learn to deal with stress related to daily life, relationships, recovery, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.


Couples therapy is an important component of my psychotherapy practice.  I have been practicing couples therapy since 1997. I am a Certified IMAGO Therapist, as well as informed by John Gottman, Sue Johnson, and Stan Tatkin.  My overall theoretical influence includes attachment, interpersonal neurobiology of the couple, and learning to regulate oneself and the relationship, as well as learning practical, hands-on tools to increase communication and intimacy. 

The work of couples therapy is to use all theories, tools, and resources available to educate, process, and learn what works best for the individual and the couple.  Learning to help regulate the process between the couple and create safe and secure bonds helps foster loving and enduring relationships.  We also will explore what works for the couple to communicate more safely and openly on issues they are exploring.  

I my practice I see couples working through issues related to:

  • Addiction/Recovery
  • Affairs
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency
  • Communication
  • Depression/Anxiety/Co-occurring Disorders
  • Extended Family Dynamics
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Intimacy/Sexual Issues
  • Loss and Grief
  • Managing and Regulating Emotional Process
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma Related Issues