My specialties


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  • Couples and Marriage Counseling
    • Helping couples meet their longings to be seen, heard, understood and accepted by their partner
    • Resolving differences so they become enhancers, not unfinished business
    • Rekindling positive energy between you
    • Premarital counseling
    • Specializing in working with gay and lesbian couples
    • Resolving childhood attachment issues that can get in the way of trust and closeness
  • Trauma Therapy
    • Resolving panic, anxiety, depression, insomnia, hyper vigilance, lack of focus
    • Helping childhood or adult victims of physical, emotional or sexual abuse
    • Resolving surgery and dental traumas, car accident and natural disaster traumas
    • Treating childhood neglect or abuse
    • Helping adult children of a narcissistic parent
  • Family Therapy
    • Helping families grow through crisis, transitions, and everyday challenges:
    • Support through the loss of a family member
    • Divorce and stepfamily issues
    • Adding a new child to the family, sibling rivalry
    • Coaching teens and their parents through adolescence and emancipation
    • Adapting to an empty nest
  • Coaching Parents
    • Learning to set age-appropriate limits and boundaries and developing effective natural consequences for kid’s misbehavior and mistakes
    • Knowing what kids need at each stage of development to foster their emotional intelligence
    • Helping kids learn to make mature decisions and develop independence
    • Helping your child through divorce or other losses
    • Helping parents survive their child’s teen years
  • Divorce and Step-family Coaching
    • Help through the stages of divorce
    • Support for resolving the emotional challenges of divorce
    • Helping you coach your child through divorce
    • Changing relationship patterns so you don’t choose the “same” partner the next time
    • Creating healthy step families and coaching in how to blend two families
  • Adult Attachment Therapy
    • Resolving childhood attachment issues that can get in the way of adult relationships with spouses, children, friends, bosses, and co-workers
  • Individual Adolescent and Adult Therapy
    • Making the changes you want for a more fulfilling adulthood
    • Transforming relationship patterns that formed in childhood
    • Changing “roles” or scripts we developed as a child
    • Transforming ways we learned to “cope” to make it in our family
    • Finishing unresolved issues with parents and caregivers
    • Recovering from having a narcissistic or personality-disordered parent or spouse
    • Resolving grief and loss issues
  • Mindfulness
    • Bringing mindfulness to every moment
    • Discovering self empowerment
    • Support through spiritual discovery, emergence and growth