People seek emotional support for many different reasons. Sometimes we need help in dealing with a loved one or friend, health issues, job changes or challenges in relationships. Sometimes we consciously choose to explore our own personal growth. Individual therapy can be a helpful support to you in all of these circumstances. Although the issues are different for each person, there is a common need to learn more about ourselves through personal insight and emotional support. You may have thought about talking to family or friends. That can be a good place to start, although many times you can benefit from talking to a professional.
Whether early in your relationship or deep into a long-term commitment, couples counseling is powerfully effective. This comes from my expertise in cutting-edge research about what works in couples counseling, my intuitive-empathic abilities to understand each unique journey, and my strength and skill to apply these with balance, care, and even fun. Explore your value systems and to get to know one another in a more thorough way. I will utilize effective tools to explore each other’s life dreams and hopes, core values and areas of difference. Exploring these issues increases intimacy, communication and your ability to work together before you tie the knot. It exponentially increases your chances for success.
If something has gone wrong, you can still create the closeness you want with your partner. Are you trying to get pregnant and you feel defeated? Are you having unsuccessful pregnancies, which can create sadness and resentment in your relationship? Are you having the same arguments over and over again? Do you feel unheard or misunderstood? Do these discussions escalate into uncomfortable fights? Are you coasting through your relationship or building up resentment? I believe in utilizing the strengths you have as a couple to guide you through repairing and reinvigorating your relationship. Through in-session exercises, I will provide you specific tools to help you stay connected and have better, more effective arguments. My work with you will help you to explore the different types of conflict in your relationship and guide you towards a shared way of communicating needs and desires. It is not too late to create a meaningful, shared life together that still respects each partner’s needs. Learning a few key tools and change everything.
I offer family therapy for families struggling with adapting to a number of issues and want to be seen in a group, a couple or individual sessions with children/adolescents. There are many issues that threaten family harmony, such as divorce, major life changes, adapting to the challenges of adolescence, overcoming a traumatic experience, a death in the family, coping with substance abuse and mental health issues in the family and general parenting, among other relevant issues. Group sessions allow me to observe family interactions and communication first-hand. In order to meet a family’s needs, we can configure those participating in sessions differently as both parents and siblings and other relevant members cannot always attend at the same time. If child therapy is necessary, then parents are highly encouraged to participate as without them in most session, therapy is often less effective. Depending on the intensity of the situation, I can offer longer sessions, several sessions a week or other combinations.
Woman's Mental Health Mental illnesses affect women and men differently — some disorders are more common in women, and some express themselves with different symptoms. Scientists are only now beginning to tease apart the contributions of various biological and psycho social factors to mental health and mental illness in both women and men. Gender differences occur particularly in the rates of common mental disorders - depression, anxiety and somatic complaints. These disorders, in which women predominate, affect approximately 1 in 3 people in the community and constitute a serious public health problem.