My passion is to help people transform their personal and relationship challenges into life-changing opportunities for growth.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Stony Brook, NY
You may not be ready for life-changing experiences whether it is a marriage, parenthood, empty nest or midlife crisis. Life transitions can be hard only because they are connected with our sense of identity and purpose. Whatever it is that is disruptive of our stories, it is possible to find ways to adjust, adapt, and thrive in new circumstances. Since change usually causes stress and confusion, there are skills that can be learned to deal with difficulties in healthier ways.
All healthy relationships go through conflict at some point. It matters how and if the conflict is resolved. Conflicts may bring us pain and distress; they may be perpetual, silent, or intense. There are many skills that can be learned to make repairs and turn a difficult moment into an opportunity for growth.
Sexual problems are best resolved when they are specifically addressed rather than when they are avoided. You may feel embarrassed, awkward, or ashamed to talk about sexuality, but anything at all can be discussed. Sexual health is important because it is a natural part of our lives.
Family systems approach is about seeing a problem in the context of relationships and addressing family issues. Since many problems can start early in life and develop from relationships in the family of origin, it is important to explore roles within the family, boundaries, dysfunctional patterns, and communication problems.
Family systems approach is about seeing a problem in the context of relationships and addresses family issues. Since many problems can start early in life and develop from relationships in the family of origin, it is important to explore roles within the family, boundaries, dysfunctional patterns, and communication problems.
Attachment theory is important when identifying attachment styles. Attachment bond is usually formed through an emotional connection with a primary caregiver. The quality of that bond usually determines how we relate to other people in adulthood. Understanding your attachment style can offer vital signs of why you may be having relationship problems.
Couple therapy can be extremely helpful in identifying negative patterns, improving communication, intimacy and trust. I will work with you and your partner to help you rebuild your connection and overcome differences that may be affecting your relationship.