Specializing in helping people through the divorce process, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Principles & working with teens, since 2003.
Counselor in Plantation, FL
When our relationship is not going well, the pain can be overwhelming & begin to affect all other areas of our life. All couple’s experience conflict. The difference between those that succeed & those that struggle has to do with how they approach conflict, I am here to help you navigate the places you have found yourselves stuck & support you in finding ways out. With over 40 yrs of research, the Gottman's have identified specific skill sets, & strategies to foster a loving lasting relationsh
Often I find that what underlies relationship difficulties are emotional injuries from the past that are "playing out" in unconscious ways. Our goal in therapy is to make the unconscious, conscious so you can gain clarity on how you are showing up in relationships, repeating relationship dynamics from the past, and overcome these with insight and intention. Gaining this awareness will give you a greater opportunity to not repeat old patterns.
A very sought after treatment by many, DBT was created to help improve the ability of people to manage their overwhelming emotions, enhance their interpersonal effectiveness, reduce their impulsivity and destructive behaviors, and gain a greater sense of self-awareness and self-control. This treatment was originally developed to help chronically suicidal and self-injurious behaviors but over time proved effective for many other mental health issues including addiction, mood disorders, and more.
A foundational training and standard practice of care found in many other therapeutic approaches, CBT utilizes researched based outcomes to inform treatment interventions. Being able to identify your thoughts, schema's/beliefs about aspects of your life can help provide opportunities to explore alternatives, change your perspective and experience a shift in your emotional wellbeing.
If you are at the end of your rope, have known for some time that things were over, or you have begun the process of ending things, I am here to help. With over six years of extensive & specialized training in all aspects of divorce I can help you navigate this extremely challenging territory. Individual, group, a monthly workshop, family mediation, co-parenting, & collaborative divorce services available.
Does your teen need help managing their emotions? Do they demonstrate poor judgement and impulsive behaviors that get them into trouble? Are they coping poorly? Are you concerned they may be compromising their values for the approval of others? I help teens learn, practice, and use specific skills to recognize, understand, & manage their emotions better, improve self-care and self-acceptance, decrease impulsivity, & manage relationships and their boundaries in a healthier way.
If you are struggling to find a better way to approach each other and your communication is just not working, I am here to help you identify and learn better ways to connect. If you have contemplated ending things more than once don't wait until things get worse. Sometime people keep putting difficulties aside, hoping they will resolve themselves or eventually go away, but that is most often not the case. Gain clarity and transform the aspects of your relationship that are not working right.