Most couples have a hard time at some point in their relationship. Moving successfully through a hard time can be rewarding and ultimately strengthen bonds. As a therapist, I provide couples with a new perspective, combined with the science of communication in relationships and the art of moving calmly through the hardest issues.
Family therapy is about seeing the whole picture. Each client is not only a whole, unique person, but part of a unique family system with its own history, its own culture, values, communication patterns, and its own ethnic and spiritual heritage.
When people have trouble, it is a family affair, and troubles are often best resolved in the context of the family, using the strengths and resources of the family. Taking part in this process is both the challenge and the joy of working with families.
We are all basically good, kind, creative, intelligent, and we learn and grow constantly throughout our lives. When we have troubles that do not resolve easily, there is some combination of constraints at play that we may have trouble seeing clearly on our own. In my work with individuals, I use conversation to discover these constraints, and we collaborate in resolving them, using your inherent strengths and resources.