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“Underneath all the distress partners are asking each other: Can I count on you, depend on you? Are you there for me? Will you respond to me when I need, when I call? Do I matter to you? Am I valued and accepted by you? Do you need me, rely on me?" ~Dr. Sue Johnson.
No matter the conflict that your relationship or marriage is facing; affairs, financial difficulty, problems sexually; that conflict is never the reason why the relationship is failing. I work to show couples that they are no longer dancing beautifully because of a negative cycle that promotes decreased: affection, emotional responsiveness, and sense of security.
Using Emotionally Focused Therapy, I work to help couples create a new, healthier cycle of communication and interaction.
We often convince ourselves that we're alone in our experiences and that reaching out to others will lead to rejection.
"No one feels the way I do. No one will understand and if I tried to make them understand, they'll leave me. People only stick around because I'm the fun friend. I have to be perfect or no one will love me."
This narrative can develop into a never ending cycle of negative self talk and low self-esteem. There's no relationship more important than the relationship we have with ourselves and that too can take work.
I have experience working with: exploring sexual/gender identity, life transitions, childhood or relational trauma, self-esteem issues as well as grief and loss.
Adult children and parents often struggle in their relational transition. Whether it's due to conflict that was never resolved in childhood, differences in parenting styles as adults or just disagreements on how life should be lived, it can all lead to a breakdown of healthy communication.
Wherever you and your grown family find themselves, I work with families as a team to unfold insight and understanding around feelings of rejection, abandonment, hurt, and detachment that each family member is experiencing. This is in order to show family members that conflict can actually be a plea for emotional reengagement.
Together we can work to increase effective communication, repair old wounds and build a new relationship.
My standard session cost is $120 per session.
I also provide a sliding scale based on income and household expenses that slides as low as $80. I also provide a limited number of additionally discounted slots for OpenPath members and mental health professionals (please inquire about availability).
I see clients: Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm.
Clients may also request sessions at 8am, 9am and 7pm Monday- Thursday for an additional fee if clients are not already paying the full session fee.
Once you register in my client portal you will be able to go to your 'Calendar' tab and see all the time slots available to you in which you can schedule yourself.
In many cases, it can be more beneficial to not use insurance. Please read more about that here.
That being said, I am not in network with any insurance companies at this time. However, I can provide you documentation (superbills) with which you can file for reimbursement with your insurance company. (Please speak with your insurance company regarding filing an out of network claim).
To onboard, simply enter the client portal below and create a profile. You will fill out all forms online, which address most client concerns. Once registered in the client portal, you can manage billing, send chats, access your forms, and work towards your therapy goals all online. You can even be in charge of your own scheduling!