As a Marriage and Family Therapist I have specialized training with the most effective approaches for couples, families, and individuals.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Mesa, AZ
The Gottman Method is an evidence-based form of couples therapy that assists couples in achieving a deeper sense of understanding, awareness, empathy, and connectedness within their relationships that ultimately leads to heightened intimacy and interpersonal growth. Therapeutic interventions and couples exercises help identify and disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, while removing barriers that create a feeling of being stuck and hopelessness.
Life can be tough. College, Dating, Marriage, Kids, Moving, Work, Death, Retirement. each of these are just some of the times in life when things can suddenly feel off balance and as if everything is spinning out of control. What used to work doesn't anymore. I've walked with many and helped calm the storm and establish and path forward that has led to peace. Often it's simply gaining a perspective that is difficult to see in the middle of the current chaos. I can help you piece together a way.
I have been trained in Gottman and have Extensive Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Both are rated as some of the highest evidence-based theories for positive outcomes in relationships. My goal is to help you have open, honest, safe, and vulnerable conversations during our time together and to help you begin to experience this on your own. These conversations are the life blood of healthy relationships and it is possible for you...you just need to be open to the possibility.
I have worked for years with families dealing with conflict and disconnection. Whether these are biological families or those brought together through foster or adoption. The issues vary and often there is an underlying trauma that is impacting the dynamics and disconnectedness in the relationship. I work to bring all parts of the relationship together and to foster an open dialogue about what may be broken so healing can begin. I use various methods depending on the client/family.
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is a form of psychotherapy that addresses the behaviors of all family members and the way these behaviors affect not only individual family members, but also relationships between family members and the family unit as a whole. As such, treatment is usually divided between time spent on individual therapy and time spent on couple therapy, family therapy, or both, if necessary. MFT may also be referred to as couple and family therapy, couple/marriage counseling.
Family therapy or family counseling is designed to address specific issues that affect the psychological health of the family, such as major life transitions or mental health conditions. It may be used as the primary mode of treatment or as a complementary approach.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
Emotionally focused therapy is designed to address distress in the intimate relationships of adults. Therapists who provide emotionally focused couples therapy typically work with couples and families to help facilitate the creation of secure lasting bonds between intimate partners and family members and reinforce any preexisting positive bonds, with the goal of helping those in treatment increase security, closeness, and connection in intimate relationships.