"Hope begins in the dark."
- ANNE LAMOTT
I offer psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. I work with clients who are dealing with a variety of issues including, but not limited to:
- Depression and/or Anxiety
- Relationship, Intimacy, Commitment, Dating and Singleness
- Loss, Grief and Bereavement
- Vocational Discernment, Work Problems
- Self-Esteem, Identity Development
- Life Transitions
- Premarital Counseling
- Chronic Illness
- Pregnancy, Infertility, New Parenthood
- Sexuality, Pornography
Problems and pain are part of the human experience. It’s not a question of if suffering will come in life but rather when it will come. Perhaps you notice a destructive pattern in your romantic relationships. Or parents, you find yourself reacting rather than making intentional choices in parenting. You might be in a spiritual desert, questioning your beliefs and wondering why God feels so far away. A loved one may have died, and you’re not sure how to move through life without that person. Individual therapy is an opportunity to respond to challenges effectively, to grow in your development as a person and to deepen your relationship with yourself, loved ones and God.
Being in a relationship is like standing in front of a full length mirror - your partner daily reflects back to you your strengths and weaknesses. The person who you once loved and felt so close to can start to feel like your enemy, tallying your mistakes and criticizing you at every turn. You might find yourselves having the same fight over and over again. You might be wondering if you made a mistake in marrying this person. Couples therapy provides a safe, compassionate space to get to the root of your conflict cycle. It can provide guidance in restoring broken trust and give you a roadmap to increasing intimacy. Couples therapy not only strengthens your romantic relationship, it can also positively impact how you interact in all relationships.
Adolescence is one of the most unique and challenging phases of development. Parents, you might feel like you, your teenager or BOTH of you are going “crazy!” Neuroscience shows that a teenager’s brain is undergoing massive reconstruction with neurological connections being pruned, rerouted and strengthened to promote higher brain functioning. Impulsivity, emotional volatility and the onset of depression and anxiety are just a few of the outward manifestations of this brain reconstruction. With social media impacting self-esteem and peer dynamics, our teenagers need support and help in navigating life more than ever. Adolescent therapy teaches coping skills and decision-making. It cultivates the innate resources of creativity, courage and love that teens have to offer their communities.