Fotolia_105019818_Subscription_Monthly_MPeople seek therapy for different reasons but the one common theme they all have is they feel ‘stuck’ and are not sure what to do to make their life different, to make it better. Therapy can help.
The process of psychotherapy or ‘talk therapy’ is a collaborative process between you and me – the therapist and the client. Our relationship helps to create change and improve your quality of life. As we build a therapeutic relationship or what we often refer to as an ‘alliance’- you will gradually learn how to confront many of your barriers – your issues – that are keeping you stuck and preventing you from living the type of life you really want to live.

 

Therapy encourages greater self-awareness while gaining healthier strategies and techniques for changing unwanted thoughts and feelings. But, its not always a pleasant process. It can be hard and challenging and may make you feel uncomfortable. Yet, going through the process and tackling those difficult issues will actually help you get to a better place. You will begin to see solutions where there was once issues and problems!

My Specialities

Navigating the Dating World
Swipe right or swipe left? That’s what the dating game has morphed into! It’s difficult being out there in the dating world. People are struggling to find ‘the one’, to find that special person in their life. It seems that the more we try to simplify our lives, the more complicated life feels. We are moving at warped speed. And because of these factors the more people feel detached, disillusioned, alone, and that maybe there’s something wrong with them because they haven’t found someone. A significant part of dating in today’s world is being able to navigate the online dating world. I know it can be complicated. I dated for many years post divorce and certainly did my share of online dating. I met my husband on OkCupid! and know many other couples who have met their partner or spouse online – but it can be very challenging. 
Therapy includes dating and learning how to find the right person for you, understanding how your choices may be affecting your dating life and if there are patterns to move away from, what your dating expectations are, and some of the challenges that today’s current dating world presents for you. 
Relationships
Helping you navigate relationship trouble and patterns that prevent you from getting the relationship you want to helping you nurture the relationship you in go the distance. I am passionate about helping people have successful relationships. 
Fotolia_70620531_Subscription_Monthly_MBefore you start a relationship, it is helpful to know what you expect once you’re in one. In fact, many relationships end because one or both individuals in a couple didn’t get their expectations met.  What happens when you have expectations that don’t get met? You get unhappy and think about ending the relationship. In almost fourteen years of counseling men and women about relationship issues, there are many common expectations that screw up relationships and can put them in a downward spiral quickly or people simply give up.
Together, we examine what your expectations and if they are realistic or not, your deal breaker and game changers, and what behaviors and values you need and want the most in a relationship.We also examine your relationship patterns to make sure you are not repeating unhealthier patterns from getting the relationship that you want and deserve.
Life Transitions 

 

cheering woman open arms to sunriseI often say, life is a series of transitions. There are so many that all of us will experience in our lifetime. Whether it be from being single after a significant period of time to ‘couplehood’, a new marriage, a recent separation or divorce, returning to work, starting college, or expanding your family – to name just a few.
But, how you manage them the ups and downs and the emotions that a change often brings, is key. I help you learn not only how to manage the ups and downs but create short and long term goals during this time, and help you view this time in your life as an opportunity for growth not a challenge that cannot be overcome.

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