Couples often want to know:
Does this therapist have a functional, healthy and happy relationship?
And does she, he or they follow their own advice?
Yes. I’m a work in progress.
I’ve learned that being in a relationship is the biggest “Personal Growth Incubator” available.
Sure, I’ve been on my own personal search for meaning: through spiritual practices, reading books, sitting in 10-day meditation courses, looking at my family of origin, living through a divorce, examining my assumptions and judgments – and generally, doing my share of working on myself.
But what I’ve come to realize – and you may have noticed yourself – is that love relationships will stretch you and grow you in ways that could never occur if you were on your own.
Finding meaning in life, is often explored, witnessed and shared with that one person who you can partner with, dream with, evolve with and depend on.
A strong, secure and safe love relationship is therefore a compliment (and a built-in resource) to the work you’ve already done in becoming more whole and engaged in your life.
I consider my work as a Couple Therapist an honor, a calling and a privilege. I receive such inner gratitude by being in the presence of two people who want to learn, grow and heal.
Working together, and with clear agreements, we can make a safe container to express your desires, worries or challenges. So you both feel more accepted, heard and seen by each other.
I hold a vision of you living your highest potential in a loving and secure relationship – even when you don’t know what that is or how to get there.
As my father once said to me, “You listen with both ears.”
I extend practical solutions and options that work. Helping you come up with your own solutions that are suited to your particular needs and desires.
The couple container you are building together is the focus. I will support you both equally and individually. My goal is to steer you both to be kind and play fair, the ideal setting for a secure-functioning relationship, based on mutual growth and satisfaction.
Certification, Study and Membership:
- PACT Level II Couple Therapist
- Certified Imago Couple Therapist
- Rapid Trauma Resolution Therapist – RRT
- Trauma-Informed Clinical Hypnotherapist
- Mindfulness-Informed, Brain-Change Specialist
- Clinical Fellow – American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy