About My Clients
While there are lots of couple therapists out there, I work with people 1:1 to give them a safe space to talk about the struggles they're experiencing with their relationship. I work with people going through break-ups/divorce and people in relationships with partners who don't want to go to therapy with them. I believe that when you do some healing work on your own, you gain clarity about what to do with your relationship (and your life) moving forward.
My Background and Approach
I made the decision to focus on relationship issues because I was once struggling in a relationship myself. I was in a relationship for 8 years with an alcoholic. I wanted him to do couples therapy with me and he was unwilling to do so. Instead, I sought out my own therapist and grew more than I could have imagined. I learned better ways to communicate, how to take care of myself in ways I hadn't thought of before, and gained the courage I needed to end the relationship and move forward. Now, I want to give that experience to other people. I want you to feel comfortable sharing openly with me about what's going on in your relationship and be patient with yourself as you grapple with whether to stay in it or leave it behind. This is a decision to not take lightly and I provide you with gentle compassion while you're figuring it out. My goal is to help you feel supported in your choices and to help you feel better about yourself as you're navigating this difficult process.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Everyone defines "love" or a "good relationship" differently based off of their unique cultural background and experiences. I work with clients of all different religious/spiritual beliefs, gender identities, sexual orientations, and racial backgrounds. Because of the diversity of my clients, I make an effort to let everyone decide what is best for them based off of their values and beliefs. I am not the expert on you or your relationship - you are. My job as your therapist is to provide you with a safe, accepting space to explore how who you are influences your choices without judgement about whether your choices are "right" or "wrong." My guess is that you have already been given plenty of feedback from society and those closest to you about what you "should" or "shouldn't" be doing with your relationship and this is not what you will get in therapy with me. Instead, you'll be given space to talk things out and share at your own pace, without criticism or unwanted advice.