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Individual Therapy

I believe we all have the innate ability to cope and adapt and I also recognize that these coping behaviors and adaptations can sometimes stop serving us in the way they once did. Clients of mine may hear me say, "All behavior makes sense, in context." My aim is to better understand your unique context to help you deepen your self-awareness, develop self-acceptance and discover, together, your path toward the outcomes you are seeking.

My approach is highly relational and my number one priority at all times is to build and maintain a trusting and respectful relationship with you. My core philosophy includes respect of both your autonomy and ability to self-determine as well as your inner wisdom based on your own life experience. I have found therapy to be most enriching and effective when the process is paced by you and both supported and gently guided by me toward your goals. I show up in session as both a fellow human-being and a therapist, where I combine suggestions of tools, provide an objective perspective for you, and share acquired knowledge from work with other people who have experienced similar struggles to you. This intersection of client and therapist contributions is where we meet to move forward together to get you to where you want to be.

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Couples Therapy

Couples therapy serves as a valuable resource for strengthening and healing relationships in various ways.

 

Improved Communication:
Couples therapy can provide a safe space for partners to express their thoughts and feelings openly. I guide couples in developing effective communication skills, enhancing understanding, and reducing misunderstandings.

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Conflict Resolution:
I focus on helping couples identify and address underlying issues contributing to conflicts. By teaching conflict resolution strategies, couples can learn to navigate disagreements constructively and find common ground.

Understanding Relationship Patterns:
I assist couples in recognizing recurring patterns of behavior that may contribute to relationship challenges. By identifying and understanding these patterns, we can work towards breaking negative cycles.

Rebuilding Trust:
For couples grappling with trust issues, this space can provide a structured environment to address breaches and work towards rebuilding trust. I provide guidance in the process of forgiveness and rebuilding a solid foundation.

Navigating Major Transitions:
Couples often face significant life transitions, such as job changes, parenthood, or relocation. Often couples seek therapy where I can help the couple navigate these transitions, adapt to change, and support each other through challenging times.

Intimacy and Affection: 
Depending on each couples goals, I look to address issues related to physical and emotional intimacy. By fostering a deeper understanding of each other's needs and desires, couples can revitalize the romantic and affectionate aspects of their relationship.

By addressing these aspects, I provide a safe and supportive environment for partners to work together towards building a resilient, fulfilling, and lasting relationships.

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Pre-Marital Therapy

Premarital therapy is designed to empower couples with the skills and insights needed to foster healthier relationships. Through this process, here are some of goals we will work towards:

Effective Communication: Learning communication techniques that strengthen your connection, ensuring that you and your partner truly understand each other's thoughts and feelings.

Conflict Resolution Strategies:  Acquiring practical tools for navigating conflicts constructively, transforming challenges into opportunities for growth and understanding.

Exploration of Expectations:  Discussing and aligning your expectations for marriage, covering areas such as roles, responsibilities, finances, spirituality, and family planning. We discuss and explore how culture may influence each of these areas. This paves the way for a shared vision of your future together.

Building Emotional Intimacy:  Cultivating a deep emotional connection with your partner, fostering an atmosphere of trust, vulnerability, and understanding within your relationship.

Addressing Past "Baggage":  Providing a safe space to explore and address any unresolved issues or emotional baggage from your past, allowing for emotional healing and a fresh start.

Financial Harmony:  Openly discussing financial goals, budgeting, and attitudes towards money to build a solid foundation for financial partnership.

Exploration of Shared Values:  Delving into shared values, interests, and long-term goals, creating a sense of unity and purpose within your marriage.

Parenting Discussions:  If children are in your future, discuss parenting styles, family planning, and expectations regarding children's roles within the family unit.

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