Services I Offer
I offer Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) an evidenced based treatment that helps to undo the negative, rigid interaction patterns that cause distress in couple relationships. It repairs emotional disconnection and insecurity in the relationship. Creates expression of new emotional experiences that transforms the nature of the interactional patterns of relationships.
Couples Counseling, Marriage Counseling or Relationship Therapy is effective for couples in all stages of their relationship. I also offer pre-marital counseling.
Individual therapy or counseling is an opportunity to receive support & experience growth during a challenging time. I use a narrative systems approach to guide individuals in healing and moving past their problematic story lines shaped by life experiences, events, interactions, and limited perspective.
Narrative therapy seeks to have an empowering effect that is non-blaming and non-pathological in nature. I also draw upon emotional focused therapies. Common issues for individual counseling are depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, grief & loss, etc.
I have direct experience as an expat in Europe & Asia who understands culture shock, stress, assimilation issues, language barriers and isolation.
The expat lifestyle is unique and requires the full understanding of the lifestyle, unique stressors, and cultural experiences for mutual relatedness with a therapist. I can do that for you.
I have worked on international military installations for the Navy and Army providing counseling services to military personnel and their families for deployment issues, separation & reunification challenges, transitional issues, raising a military child, and retirement adjustment.
I am able to support you with first-hand experience of military culture.
Trained in Attachment Based Family Therapy an interpersonal, process-oriented, and emotionally-focused approach that works to develop or rebuild an emotionally secure relationship with the family system. ABFT is an empirically supported family therapy model that is highly effective with teen depression, anxiety, blended family issues, and many other family problem areas such as divorce, grief, conflict or ineffective parenting styles. Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT's) are highly specialized and trained to work with complex family systems.