I work with all kinds of partnerships to help them achieve the relationship of their dreams.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA
Our greatest emotional wounds come from our most important relationships, so focusing on making our most central partnership a healing one is the most effective way to achieve our collective grown but also our personal growth as well. This is why I love being a couples therapist. When we feel like we have a team mate in life, rather than someone that adds to our stress, so much more becomes possible in life.
There are many unique beautiful parts of being LGBTQAI+, as well as unique challenges and stressors. If you’re looking for an individual or couples therapist that understands that part of you, I’m excited to support you. Whether you’re looking to explore things around your sexual/gender identity, or you are wanting to focus on other things entirely with someone that has similar lived experiences, I’m here for you.
Non-monogamy and polyamory break the conventional molds of relationships, often presenting unique challenges and requiring nuanced navigation. These relationship dynamics necessitate a complex balance of love, trust, and communication between multiple partners, and it is our mission to equip you with the tools and understanding to nurture these connections in a healthy and satisfying way. At CCC, we understand that non-monogamous and polyamorous relationships are not a one-size-fits-all model.
PACT is the primary modality through which I conceptualize my work with couples. PACT blends contemporary neuroscience with attachment theory. With some understanding on how our caregivers taught was what romantic love looks like is emotional work but also incredibly empowering. Healing core attachment wounds enables you to participate in a healing relationship from the most core parts of the self. Also, the brain hacks provided by PACT are invaluable.
The Gottman Method is the gold standard for couples therapy. The Gottmans are the leading researchers in the field of couples therapy. The communication tools that are contained in the theory are very tangible and accessible. So many new clients enter into couples therapy wanting to address communication issues and the Gottman Method provides a thorough framework to address the most common challenges in modern partnerships.
Sex is deeply metaphoric to the relationship we have with ourselves and others. When we express ourselves sexually, we are almost always expressing a very deep part of ourselves. Sex is a complicated process. We have to be connected to our bodies, to our heads, and to another person all at the same time in the right amounts. All while our partner(s) are balancing the same complex tasks. I’m currently in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Therapist to better support couples.