"A good therapist can help you cope with feelings and symptoms, and change behavior patterns that may contribute to your illness." - Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

What is Marriage and Family Therapy?

Marriage and family therapists help people work through problems and rebuild relationships. They treat a wide range of serious clinical problems including: depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems.

 

Research indicates that marriage and family therapy is as effective, and in some cases more effective than standard and/or individual treatments for many mental health problems such as: adult schizophrenia, affective (mood) disorders, adult alcoholism and drug abuse, children's conduct disorders, adolescent drug abuse, anorexia in young adult women, childhood autism, chronic physical illness in adults and children, and marital distress and conflict. 

 

A family's patterns of behavior influences the individual and therefore may need to be a part of the treatment plan. In marriage and family therapy, the unit of treatment isn't just the person - even if only a single person is interviewed - it is the set of relationships in which the person is imbedded.

 

Sometimes families need help working through a crisis or stressful time: a death in the family, an illness, a lay off. Sometimes there's substance abuse involved. Marriage and family therapists help individuals express needs appropriately, make compromises, and establish boundaries. They also make assessments as needed to assure that individuals and family units receive appropriate services." To learn more, click here

cut-out: My passion is helping clients develop awareness, compassion and the life they want. I am client centered and use a variety of techniques to help explore your experience and develop your resources in a supportive environment. I am direct, compassionate and believe in challenging the ways we view the world so to live the life we want.

My passion is helping clients develop awareness, compassion and the life they want. 

I support the development of boundaries, self-esteem, self-compassion, healthy intimacy,

 authenticity, and address issues with moderation/addiction. The goal is to help you

feel better, and benefit from increased connection with yourself and others. 

 I work with adoelscents and young adults to develop a strong sense of self, emotional strength and improved communication skills.