FREE 50 min in person, call or zoom session. I help couples master the art of crafting a safe, secure & deeply soulful relationship.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA
Supervised by Craig Beeson
I effectively help couples create deeply harmonious, safe & secure relationships. You'll cultivate trust, transparency, authenticity, gratitude, vulnerability & accountability & learn what damages relationships. We’ll use NVC-non-violent communication - sharing feelings/needs, making requests & learn reflective/empathic listening, several “love practices”, repair skills, 4 guiding questions & many other tools.
Poly/Open relationships are possible - especially for people who are generally secure in themselves. Yet, the potential for harm & suffering due to lack of skills, tools, awareness or not respecting one's own limits, is high. However, with a strong commitment to communication, setting & respecting boundaries, negotiation skills, sensitivity, awareness of one's partners feelings/needs & integrity, "playing" at this level can be enriching.
Parents often unknowingly bring their own issues into their children's lives. And at the same time, children come into this world with their own temperament & are impacted by their own experiences that can contribute to family dynamics. I help family members truly see, hear, know & understand one another. I help parents develop healthy empathic relationships with their children, which helps the children feel loved, supported & respected. The result is greater harmony and ease in the family.