I'm a social worker, certified sex and couples therapist, and I offer three decades of experience in assisting people to change their lives.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Concord, MA
Attachment theory focuses on the how we have learned to experience ourselves and others through the relationships that we were raised in, and can help to inform who some people struggle with trust, intimacy and communication in intimate partner relationships as well as how these struggles may be improved through therapy and couples therapy. Attachment theory is closely related to both family systems and object relations models of psychotherapy.
Relational therapy focuses on the use of the relationship between the therapist and the individuals, and couples, they work with to create opportunities and experiences for self-reflection and interpersonal growth. Relational therapy often integrates multiple models and approaches to create a safe, supportive and experiential therapy where emotional risk taking and self exploration is both supported and encouraged.
Couples therapy is focused on the relationship. Each partner is asked to own their contribution to the current state of their shared struggle, while working to build more honest, intimate, and beneficial communication skills. This growth stems from risking vulnerability, learning to sit with discomfort, minimizing reactivity, self-soothing, and a sincere desire to listen and grow. As couples therapy requires time and commitment. To fascinate this growth, we meet weekly in 75- minute sessions.
Struggles with sexual desire, pleasure, or function, stem from many different places. Traumatic life events, health, relational issues, and life transitions can all contribute to a diminished sense of sexuality. Sex therapy works to remove blocks in intimate connection in a supportive and non-judgement environment. Together we work to help you find your own erotic pathway towards pleasure and connection.
Couples therapy focuses on the relationship. Each partner is asked to own their contribution to the current state of their shared struggle, while building more connection into the relationship. This growth stems from risking vulnerability, sitting with discomfort, minimizing reactivity, self-soothing, and a sincere desire to listen and grow. To fascinate this growth, we meet weekly in 75-minute sessions
Working with LGBTQIA+ relationships, identities, transitions and queer explorations requires the ability to listen deeply, not only to the experiences and narratives of the clients in my office, but the experiences, struggles and stories of survival and thriving that are common to those who live beyond the margins of heteronormativity. I have been working with queer communities and issues since the 1980's. You will never have to educate me not will you have to hide who you are in my practice.
Being LGBTQ + in our culture is a complex and challenging experience. I've been working with LGBTQIA + issues since the late 1980's and as a therapist, and a gay man, I am always deeply moved by the stories of our strength, courage, and ability to survive beyond the margins of heteronormativity. You will never have to hide who you, your identity or sexuality, or minimize your lived experiences, when working with me.
Discernment counseling is a short-term model designed to assist couples on the brink. The goal of this intervention is to develope clarity about the marriage, secure confidence in moving forward, and understanding of the role each partner has contributed to the struggle. These goals are obtained by focusing on three specific pathways: path 1. Remaining in the marriage without change, path 2. Separation or divorce, path 3. Commitment to a course of 6 months of couples therapy.