Did you know that statistically, couples wait an average of six years of being unhappy in their relationship before seeking outside help? Don't wait! Research also shows us that the status of our intimate relationships is strongly correlated with our mental and physical health. Whether we acknowledge it or not, our relationships have a big impact on our overall health and happiness. Now is the time to get back to the relationship you once had or that you've always hoped for. And if you have waited six years or longer, don't fret. I believe it is rarely too late.
Intimate relationships aren't easy, but when hard work is put in, the benefits far outweigh the challenges. I work with couples in any and all stages of their relationship. Whether you're in the beginning of a dating relationship or you've been married for 50+ years, you've come to the right place. My work with couples is informed by years of evidence-based research regarding intimate relationships and what works best. Whether you are working through communication issues, recovering from infidelity, navigating stress and chaos of raising children, or just looking to enhance your relationship, couples therapy can be pivotal for you and your partner.
While most of my caseload is commited to couples, I do take families and individual clients. Marriage and family therapists are trained to treat a wide range of issues including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, intimate relationship issues, parent-child relationship issues, as well as individual psychological struggles.
As a family systems therapist, I don't believe that there is one person within a family that is ever "at fault" for all of the struggles. There is beauty in seeing that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Family therapy can be very helpful for both parents and children, even grandparents and beyond if you so choose! My goal in family therapy is to work towards enhancing communication skills amongst family members and working towards increasing overall connection.
While treating relationships is my primary focus, I still leave room (when available) to see individuals. If you're dealing with depression, anxiety, relational issues, struggling to make transitions in your life, etc., individual therapy can be an important way to get back to functioning in a way that feels optimal for you.