I enjoy working with couples as they work to create and maintain healthy and fulfilling relationships. I also work with individuals as they struggle with many of life’s concerns and difficulties. I always consider a clients family of origin experiences to discover possible connections in their way of dealing with difficulties in the present. With couples, I primarily use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). EFT is a highly researched and effective treatment focusing on the emotionaI bonds between partners. When there is an absence of sharing and responsive interactions, a process of relationship distress begins. Our need for connection and attachment is then left unmet. This deprivation and distance eventually leads to conflict and distress. Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy tends to this process.
Other theories I rely on are Internal Family Systems and Schnarch’s Differentiation Theory. My website provides more information on these approaches. Change is often a struggle as clients begin to develop new and unfamiliar thoughts and behaviors. My goal is to help and support you through these changes. I believe that all people have within themselves the ability to move towards positive change. My standard fee for service is $150.00 per 50 minute session due at the beginning of each appointment. I am not a participating provider for any insurance company. If you have “out-of-network” benefits and would like to seek a reimbursement from your insurance company, I will provide the necessary paperwork.