I work with adult clients facing challenges engaging the life they want to live, both personally and in their relationships. Problems getting in the way often include depression, anxiety, problems in their relationships, and work-related stress or compassion fatigue. My clients appreciate the empathetic attunement to their experiences, emotions, and beliefs as well as the informed, professional, and collaborative approach to treatment.
My Background and Approach
As an LMFT I work with a systemic perspective in mind with my individual, couple, and family clients. This means treatment considers problems as existing in what transpires between people rather than blaming an individual as being the problem themselves.
From this foundation I often utilize and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach (ACT) which helps individual clients recognize the traps in their thoughts, actions, and relationship to their experience which often contributes to getting stuck. Clients learn how to effectively apply mindfulness and behavioral strategies to make progress.
With couples and premarital couples, I utilize Gottman Method Couples Therapy. This is a highly regarded approach to treatment of couples relationship problems and is backed by 40+ years of research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. Couples therapy starts with a substantial assessment completed online by both partners which helps identify the key strengths and vulnerabilities in your relationship.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe humans flourish in the context of compassionate, engaged relationships both with themselves and others. I hope to both provide that to my clients and foster it in their own lives as well. I practice the same in my own family, married to a nurse and father to our three kids.
Outside my work as a therapist I enjoy engaging life through interests including running, golf, cooking, coffee, and the violin.