Philosophy & Approach

I utilize a systemic approach and evidenced based practices when working with couples. I collaborate with clients to create insight based action that improves emotion regulation, strengthens relationships and increases fulfillment.  

When people struggle with anxiety, depression, conflict or stress, the support they receive has important implications for their physical, emotional and relational well-being.  I seek to create an environment in which clients feel comfortable, safe and confident that their treatment is customized to their specific needs. I help clients connect existing strengths to new skills and facilitate a process in which we collaborate to create innovative solutions to unique challenges.

The GOTTMan Method

I specialize in the Gottman Method of couples therapy. Based on more than 40 years of research, the Gottman Method helps couples develop skills that can dramatically improve the quality of their relationship.

In our work together, you can expect to learn how to:

  • Enhance your friendship

  • Manage conflict effectively

  • Improve communication

  • Rekindle romance and intimacy

  • Strengthen your parenting alliance

How long will therapy take?

One of the first questions many couples ask is, “how long will this take and how much will it cost?” My goal is to help you and your partner build a skills set that leverages your strengths to effectively and efficiently work through the tough stuff so you can wake up to a relationship you’re excited about. Just like building a strong body, a healthy relationship takes a commitment of time and effort; the number of sessions required will depend on the level of support needed to bridge the gap between where you are and the point at which you are confident you can create the life, and love, you’ve always wanted.

What if my partner doesn’t want to come?

It is not uncommon for partners to be in different places regarding their interest in therapy. Maybe they’ve tried therapy in the past and did not have a positive experience. Maybe they don’t think things are “that bad”. Maybe they think therapy is only for crazy people. There are many reasons why your partner may push back when you suggest the idea of therapy. That’s okay. I encourage you to schedule an initial appointment for yourself so we can discuss the options available and explore how I can help moving forward.