When you find yourself wondering why you feel so stressed or stuck in a perpetual struggle with your spouse or partner, you want a therapist who can help you recognize patterns that need to change, and then put those changes into action. When you are tired of your job, stuck in a stalled role looking for leadership gains, you need a therapist who understands how people and companies work. When you are struggling with whether or not to stay in a relationship, or how to develop a good co-parenting relationship in a divorce, you want a therapist with experience.
With over 20 years of clinical experience, I’ve worked with individuals and couples in various stages of their careers and relationships. I truly enjoy helping people find more meaning in their life, explore what’s next, and heal from past hurts.
I have a Master’s in Forensic Psychology and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I provide individual and couples counseling utilizing well-known techniques such as mindfulness and yoga, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the Gottman paradigm for relationships. I believe that the mind-body connection is paramount. Utilizing mindfulness-based meditation and movement techniques can help clients get unstuck when traditional psychotherapy has failed.
Forensic psychology involves the intersection of human behavior and the legal system. While my roots are in criminal psychology, the area of expertise I’ve developed in the past 12 years is working with children, adolescents and parents experiencing divorce. I can help you develop or strengthen a co-parenting relationship, create a parenting time plan, work individually with you or your child, or work together as a family.
Given my work with families going through separation and divorce, I’m committed to help you prevent the disruption of your relationship. Couples counseling is a particularly difficult task to undertake. People often present to couples counseling when they are feeling desperate in their relationship. It is most beneficial for you to present early on in your relationship, before you have identified 'problems'. Working on building a strong foundation can help you develop what Dr. John Gottman coined as a "Sound Relationship House." This involves values clarification, trust and commitment, positive feelings towards your partner, sharing in life achievements, and conflict resolution.
I also offer Discernment Counseling to help you reach confidence and clarity if you are trying to determine whether to work on your relationship or separate.
For those looking to separate with dignity and respect, I also offer traditional and non-traditional Mediation services. If you are involved in a Collaborative Divorce, I can serve as a Divorce Coach and Child Specialist. I offer Divorce Counseling, Co-Parenting, and Parenting Plan Consultation. I also work collaboratively with my team offering Reunification Therapy, Psychological Evaluations, Custody Evaluations, and Substance Abuse Evaluations.
To contact me directly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I am enthusiastic about training the next generation of professionals. In addition to my clinical supervision work, I have taught a variety of college and graduate level psychology courses. I strive to 'practice what I preach.' I try to practice mindfulness and yoga and spend time with family and friends. I remind myself that a balanced life does not mean that I can always give equal amounts of time to all areas of my life. I try to be realistic about priorities, accept what is happening in the moment and live by my values.”