My Clients Make Progress!
The relationship we have with ourselves influences every aspect of our life. I work with individual adults, couples, partners, and co-parents. People usually come in for sessions because there is some kind of cycle that keeps repeating despite their best efforts. The stress that is created by these negative cycles can, in overall, affect: the way we eat, how much chronic pain we may feel, how well we optimize our career and/or volunteer efforts, whether we exercise, and how well we care for ourselves. This, in turn, can affect the choices one makes, career path, parenting, friendships and adds some level of dissatisfaction in our life and sense of purpose.
I am not a generalist in terms of services offered, due to the fact that I have a very specialized practice that focuses: Self-Care/ the relationship with yourself, Couples/Partner Therapy, Healing from an Affair(s), Sex Therapy, Discernment Counseling, Healing Separation, Co-Parenting Counseling, Divorce, Post-Divorce Relaunching and Board- Certified Coaching.
Some of my clients are discerning whether or not to relaunch their relationship or end it with dignity, and others are trying to develop more confidence in their own lives in terms of creating the life they want to live versus the life they have to live.
Walk & Talk Therapy:
I also offer Walk & Talk Therapy as a way to vary our work together, and only at the request of the client. Moving your body while sharing your thoughts has been shown to be very effective in helping people. The American Counseling Association’s position on nutrition and movement is that; it directly correlates to increased positive outcomes for individuals.
I offer email assistance outside of our sessions at no additional fee to keep you focused, provide encouragement, and expand your knowledge. My clients also appreciate that I may provide information such as an article or short video in-between sessions to boost them in-between sessions; which is a major key to growth. Clients are also able check my blog and Facebook page for inspiration.
You’ll find that I also will occasionally check-in with you about your self-care, in terms of mindfulness, self-compassion, nutrition and movement (exercise); as these areas all influence successful therapy outcomes.
Thinking about what we discuss outside of sessions and gaining new perspectives is essential to reinforce what we do in sessions. I want our sessions to give inspiration, provide support and a clear perspective, and most importantly, to align with your goals. Together, we will frequently evaluate progress toward these goals. We will address challenges from new perspectives and evaluate if there are any strengths in your current situation, in addition to the challenges, so we are objective.
I utilize results-driven, research-based models such as: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, AASECT Sex Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, Leadership and Empowerment Models, Solution-Focused Coaching, Affair Recovery, Healing Separation, Gottman Couples Therapy, Discernment Counseling, and Co-Parenting Coaching.
It’s important that clients feel a sense of congruence with their therapist’s approach to have successful therapeutic outcome. This model is known as: The Person-Centered Approach; developed by Carl Rogers, PhD. *Here is an article describing more about this approach: https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/person-centered
Challenges That Clients Experience:
- Stress, Burnout
- Lack of Positive Coping Skills
- Affair and Infidelity (including multiple affairs)
- Sex, Intimacy and Body Image Issues
- Anxiety / Depression / Loneliness
- Direction for Personal Growth
- Relationship and Couple Challenges
- Discernment Counseling
- Divorce Recovery
- Divorce Counseling
- Separation and Healing Separation Counseling
- Chronic Pain
- Co-Parenting Counseling
- Perfectionism (side effect of successful people)
- Life Coaching
- Adult ADD / ADHD
- Grief and Loss
- Family of Origin Challenges
*Our office does not provide Court Mandated Anger Management Counseling