I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with more than a decade of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and teens.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Warner Robins, GA
Couples counseling is helpful when it seems like your marriage is off-track, you are constantly arguing, it seems like there is too much distance between you, or even when you just want to "fine-tune" your relationship. I can help you rebuild or improve your friendship with your spouse or partner while learning ways that you can love each other better.
Family therapy is helpful when there are behavior problems with a child or adolescent, problems with communication, coping with a change or loss within the family (divorce, death, marriage, etc) or there's conflict within the family. I help families discover the reason the problems are happening in the first place so that we can work together to resolve them for good.
Trauma can mean so many things. It can be exposure to war or natural disasters such as tornadoes or hurricanes. It can mean that you have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. Trauma can mean that you were in a home with domestic violence, either as a child witnessing it or experiencing it directly with a partner. Trauma can also happen if you are bullied or a victim of a crime. I have helped many people work through their trauma so that they can regain control in their lives.
Couples often tell me that they aren't sure how they got to where they are, but they know that they can't handle any more. Most couples will not go to marriage counseling until the problem has been there for six years. I use the Gottman Method of Couple's Therapy with my couples to help him rebuild their friendship, regain trust and understand, and to pull their walls down. Even if there as been a betrayal such as an affair, all hope is not lost.
Stress affects our relationships, our health, our jobs, and our memory (just to name a few). Often, I don't even think we realize just how stressed we really are, until sometime major happens. I use a cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approach to manage life stressors.
Adolescence is probably the most stressful time in most people's lives. Your body is changing, hormones turn you from rational to irrational, friendships evolve and change, academics are more challenging. Today's adolescents and teens have to deal with the same issues that we had to deal with, but on a more extreme level. There is no escape in the era of social media. Adolescents and teens appreciate my honest and straightforward approach, while also helping parents navigate these years.