Therapy is effective in treating symptoms related to anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem, grief and loss, phase of life/transition, and a variety of other issues. In session, I use a combination of treatments that most effectively target your current state of being. Most commonly, treatment consists to 2 parts. First, we work to manage the symptoms that are affecting your daily life. Second, we search for deeper meanings about why these feelings exist for you. While we work on both parts at the same time, are first goal is helping you to feel better. Read more about my approach for additional information about my treatment modalities.
Working with couples differs from individual therapy in that the system (or couple) is the focus. Couples often seek treatment with me for help in dealing with strains in communication, desire for increased physical and/or emotional intimacy, infidelity, phase of life/transition, and any other issue that impacts the relationship. My approach involves impacting the system (the relationship) on two levels. On the first level, couples develop and practice tools to assist in communication breatkdowns. As well as tools that help each partner manage their internal system and cope with what's triggered in the moment. On the second level, we seek insight to the core of these triggers. It is from this place we have have opportunity for lasting change. Compassion and hope for the self and for the partner exist in this place. And it is from this place we have agency in modifying and evolving behaviors. The goal is often to increase closeness and deepen intimacy.Many clients find not only their primary relationship impacted by this work, but also their relationships with family, friends and colleagues.
Co-Therapy For Couples
Co-therapy involves two therapists working with one couple. Jeffrey Nord and I provide Co-Therapy For Couples who have tried the traditional approach to couples therapy and find it hasn’t been helpful. Often, couples are concerned about gender bias or “ganging up” in couples therapy. Having a male and female therapy team allows both partners to feel their needs are heard and understood. For more information about Co-Therapy For Couples, click here.