For families with children, I use structural family therapy techniques to help realign family members to their appropriate roles. I also employ Bowenian and strategic family therapy techniques and select the approach based on the presenting problems and family dynamics.
I especially like to help individuals learn to manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors by using evidence based treatment practices (e.g., CBT). We will work together to “hack” your brain—make your thoughts and habits work for you, not against you—and change your schematic view of the world and your relationships with others. Be prepared to change your life!
For couples, I strive to help partners promote secure functioning in their intimate relationships. I am formally trained with Dr. Stan Tatkin and his PACT model, as well as Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy. I am also guided by the work and research of Dr. John Gottman.
One common misconception is that goal-oriented people always translate their ambition into high performance. This isn’t always true. Sometimes the thought of not achieving the ideal result, not finding the perfect solution, makes them afraid of trying, and they use avoidance as a way to cope. If that sounds like you, I applaud you for coming to my website and taking the first step! Great job for trying! I especially like to help individuals learn to manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
Family and couple therapy is my jam! I use my theoretical framework, which consists of family systems, attachment theory, arousal regulation, and developmental neuroscience to help inform my clinical approach.
I work with all kinds of people. My clients come from various backgrounds and many of them are high achievers—intelligent and creative folks with a common desire for personal improvement. They often express feeling anxious, stressed, worried, and afraid of failing. Many of them struggle with self-care. Some of them have more anxiety than the average. Some of them haven’t fully developed their coping skills, so they develop unhealthy habits in response to life’s stressors.