"Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging, and joy- the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light."
— Brené Brown
You have taken the first step by looking into therapy for yourself or your family. Whether you are looking for family, couples, or individual therapy, I can help. You will find a safe place to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is through the vulnerability of sharing, you will learn to first build trust with yourself, then with others. Together, we will help you discover how to embrace and accept your authentic self.
My therapeutic perspective is relational. The relationship within us and relationships around us can cause distress and emotional dysregulation. Examples include our interactions with our spouse or significant other, ex-spouses or ex-significant others, family and children, co-workers, peers, and even ourselves. At times, we need to seek outside professional guidance to reconnect, let go, and heal from relational conflicts, distress, emotional damage, and crisis.
Therapy is not always an easy process. Change often requires us to participate fully, inside and outside, of sessions. I will encourage you to challenge old thoughts, emotions, and behavior patterns in effort to heal from past experiences and improve current relationship dynamics. You will be assigned tasks to complete outside of therapy sessions. These tasks are imperative to follow as it takes, on average, 30 days for change to occur.
I offer the follow services for both court-referred families and non-court interventions: