Premarital & Couples Counseling
Who is this person sleeping next to you? You don't even recognize them anymore.
Don't give up hope. I can help.
My role is to help you learn to function in a way that helps both partners feel safe and connected. That thing your partner does? It might not be about you. Let's try and understand. Let's talk about it. I will be kind and direct, as I help you learn healthy communication and understanding.
I use a form of couples counseling created by Stan Tatkin, called a Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT). More information about PACT can be found here.
PACT is nicknamed the "show me" therapy. Whatever is causing trouble in your relationship will likely show up in therapy. For this reason, PACT sessions are longer than individual sessions. We will meet for a minimum of 100 minutes.
Getting married? Let me help you get to know your future spouse and prepare for possible unforeseen obstacles ahead. We all experience them. No marriage is perfect, it will not always be easy. That is perfectly normal and okay. Keeping your head out of the sand is an excellent plan. You are making a wise decision by choosing to have the hard conversations from the beginning.
Counseling for Individuals
You are frustrated. Things feel so hard. You want them to change, but you don't know what to do. On the outside, you look like you have it all together. You feel like you should have it all together. But you don't.
Come to therapy.
Therapy is the place to work through this stuff. It's the place to talk freely. It's the place to discover what is true for you. I will work with you. We can discover what will be most helpful to relieve your pain. We can do this by releasing anger or grief, strategizing, rationalizing, unpacking old stories, practicing mindfulness, or just presence. It’s my role to support you on your journey.
One of my unique specialties is hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is a form of somatic (body) awareness, which will help you get in touch with true belief systems that drive your life. It can also help you to access emotional energy you are storing and release it. It's also especially helpful for trauma, which is stored inside our bodies.
I am an Out of Network (OON) provider with all insurance companies. If you wish to bill insurance, I can provide you with a "superbill" to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. You will need a clinical diagnosis in order to bill insurance. You can contact your insurance company prior to meeting with me to determine your OON benefits.
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