Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
— Erich Fromm
Research has shown that the quality of our intimate relationships is the single most important factor in our health and well-being. In other words, when our relationships don’t work, we hurt. If your relationship with your spouse, partner, family — or even with yourself — is not satisfying, it’s no wonder you feel frustrated, stuck, anxious or depressed. Therapy can make a difference. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I help couples and individuals gain deeper understanding of their relationships, connect with their core feelings and beliefs, make changes and feel better.
My approach to therapy involves working with adults and young adults to assist them in seeing and experiencing things a different way — to open up to new perspectives and possibilities. For couples, counseling can lead to feeling more loved, loving, respected and understood. Individuals can steer their lives in a more fulfilling direction, and parents can gain insight about how to foster the family relationships they desire.
As parent and a spouse, I understand the challenges of intimacy. I believe that growth and a sense of well-being reside in healthy relationships with ourselves and others. To that end, I always strive to foster a safe, supportive and caring environment that promotes understanding, wholeness and an increased capacity to give and receive love.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, Pragmatic Experiential Method for Couples, Relational Life Therapy, and Inner Relationship Focusing. The heart of my work with individuals, couples and families is educating, empowering and enlivening a positive connection to self and others. I see my work as embracing and integrating psychotherapy, spirituality (making sense of life’s big questions) and the most up-to-date research in corroborative disciplines such as the social sciences, neuropsychology and consciousness studies.
It is important to me to be with my clients in a way that’s down to earth, transparent, real, collaborative and spontaneous — and with a sense of humor. My clients tell me that they feel comfortable with me because I am approachable, warm, friendly and non-judgmental.