A lot of people experience trauma within their family of origin. I work with developmental (childhood) and attachment (ways of learning how to emotionally bond) trauma which includes growing up in alcoholism, abuse, conflict, parent death and/or any traumatic experience endured during childhood. As a result, a lot of people develop a type of insecure attachment that impacts their current relationships (i.e. dependency, fear, conflict, anxiety).
I offer couples counseling for married and non-married couples alike to help repair, restore, and/or build a more adaptive relationship. I also work with individual relationship concerns as we work to understand some of the patterns that create distress when relating with others. For example, do you find yourself enduring the same pattern of conflict, fear of rejection, and consistent breakups in your relationships with partners? We can work to understand this pattern.
For anyone who is experiencing a transition in their gender and/or sexual identity. Our culture still operates under a binary view of female or male gender and a limited understanding of sexual identities. The reality is that both gender and sexuality are fluid for most people. We can work together to help understand your identities and how they interrelate. I also work with sexual concerns.