Specializing in Helping Adults and Families Find Balance in the World
Since 1990, I have counseled people with mood disorders, childhood trauma, adolescent issues, midlife issues, career or health stressor, and family problems. My theoretical foundations in working with such problems are family systems, rational-emotive therapy, and transactional analysis theory. Basically, if you think too much, I help you feel, and if you feel too much, I help you think. I am not a hand-holding therapist, but I will offer you support as I challenge you to meet your own goals.
I help couples explore their family of origin issues, personality traits, values and communication styles before they move in or marry. We will address finances, expectations regarding children, and any stepfamily dynamics if one or both of you is bringing children into a new relationship.
For already-committed couples and any adults in complicated family patterns--such as elders whose grown children are overly dependent or share parenting responsibilities with the grandparents; adults whose parents interfere with family well-being; stepfamiliy dynamics across households that cause stress.