I call it taking an adventure into yourself. Or therapy works. But when it comes down to it, we all can benefit from taking this journey!
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Aptos, CA
This is important when looking at those who we move most often thru life with. This can be your life partner or partners. This can also be someone you are separating with but by some connection such as children, you still must maintain a relationship. Im here to support the couples process at whatever stage.
Tho we are fierce independent individuals we are also a part of a greater whole. That might be your biological or extended family. It might also be a circle of friends or your community. What we do influences and affects others and what others do influences and affects us. We are all connected. I believe in supporting the unique individuals that we are while also bringing awareness and healing to our relationships with those we are most connected to.
I wrote my dissertation on wilderness therapy with youth at risk. I believe strongly in nature as a healing modality. I try to incorporate that into the work I do with all my clients.
I love working with the whole system. We are all connected no matter who we might with not to be. I believe in strong and compassionate boundaries, educating about stages along the process and giving all members practical tools to use when the going gets rough and above all else celebrating what is working!
Co-parenting is difficult thru separation and divorce but it is crucial that the needs of the children involved be addressed. I have found a real passion for supporting this process so that everyone have a voice that is heard.
I love working with teens and young adults. I have a youthful energy that teens can connect with. If Im working with teens Im also working with the whole family to inspire positive change for the whole system.