Practical, actionable solutions to couple and relationship problems. We give families and individuals real help with usable tools. 🧰🔨
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Renton, WA
Communication, infidelity, sexual and intimacy concerns, arguing, abuse (emotional, verbal, financial, DV), religious divisions, division of labor, in-law issues Financial therapy: money concerns, spending, debt, retirement, investing and saving Intercultural issues: I have lived much of my adult life in various countries in Asia and Europe, where I now reside.
Panic attacks, social anxiety, co-occurring depression and relationship struggles, OCD, ruminating thoughts, phobias
Launching young adults, parenting teens, parenting children, parenting adult children, empty nesting, financial conflicts, school conflicts, household management, defiant children, Aspergers and autism-spectrum disorders, ADHD/ADD, co-parenting Also specialize in conflicts around extended families and family businesses.
CBT is the gold standard for counseling. Clients who learn to understand their own thought processes (and that of their partner) can get pretty quickly to addressing their unwanted behaviors. CBT is especially helpful for highly intelligent individuals, and those at the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum.
Couples counseling is my passion, my training, and the core of my practice. I am trained in both Gottman and Schnarch theory, with specialty training in sex therapy and financial (personal and family business) counseling.
SFBT gets motivated clients focused on solutions -- quick solutions that are sustainable over time. SFBT doesn't spend a great deal of time wondering about how you were potty trained. It focuses on the here and now, and gets problems solved.