Are you having a hard time connecting with your partner, family members, children, peers or yourself? You are not alone.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Palo Alto, CA
Supervised by Dr. Sheila Addison, LMFT #49616
I utilize CBT to help clients recognize that their thoughts, feelings and actions are all connected. We explore ways to challenge thoughts to improve their feelings. We work on coping skills to become more present in the moment by not thinking of the future or past.
I work with couples with past trauma. I either work with clients processing their past trauma or learning how to utilize tools to be more present in the moment when triggered. Some clients don't want to bring up details of the past and want to work on ways to rewire thier brain and being more present.
I am Gottman Level II trained and might use their work in couples therapy. I also take their work into individual therapy in teaching clients better ways to communicate with others.
There are many issues couples may have; infertility, if one partner wants children and the other doesn't, money, in laws, co-parenting, infidelity, sex, quality time, affection, cultural differences, expectations, hobbies, etc. Healthy communication is one thing that helps couples grow together. I help couples communicate more effectively with each other. I am also Gottman Level II trained and might use their work in couples therapy.
Sex Therapy addresses a wide range of concerns: painful sex, desire issues, arousal concerns, difficulties with orgasim, exploring your sexual identity, development of intimacy, infidelity, Kink, BDSM, sexual addiction, porn, sexual trauma rape (child molestation, incest, intimate partner sexual violence, non-consensual sexual contact, non-contact sexual abuse) and socio-cultural factors associated with sexuality. In session we talk about any Sex Therapy concerns you have.
Therapy is an effective and confidential way to grow as a person and learn healthy ways to connect with your family. I do family therapy as well as meet each family member for individual therapy if applicable. Every family has conflict; but how do you handle the conflict and repair from arguments? I help families learn to communicate better.