I work with parents who may be having difficulties with parenting issues or trying to stay connected to each other while parenting, working and keeping the household afloat. How does a couple create healthy boundaries regarding children, in-laws and their own extended family so their own relationship remains a priority.
Infidelity tends to erode and sometimes destroy the very fabric relationhips are built on: trust. How does one move forward past the affair so healthy patterns and behaviors can be restablished. Learning to identify the core issues behind the affair as well as to address the trauma of the hurt is essential to the healing process.
I can't emphasize enough how important a healthy intimate relationship is essential to out well being. Couples fall into unhealthy destructive patterns without recognizing the part they play in the relationship. I track and treat the core issues that keep people stuck in a pursuer/distancer dance and provide tools to help couples regain their passion and greater intimacy.
I am trained as a couples therapists studying within the emotionally focused model (Dr. Suan Johnson) and crucible therapy model (Dr. David Schnarch)I has become a passion of mine to help couples establish healthy and powerful relationships
I over 15 years of past graduate training in Structural and Bowen models of family therapy. I work with parents and their children to address issues of co-parenting, unbalance in the family system, undercutting each other as parents and getting on the 'same page", creating healthy boudaries between cparents and children, inlaws and extended families.
I have been trained in the EFT model. This model empahisis how healthy attachement needs are vital to a working relationship. It looks at healing trauma and past wounds that have created an atmoshpere of resentment, anger and distancing.