IN ANY GIVEN SESSION...
I help clients meet their challenges and explore their lives in a productive and supportive way. I work to help you turn your experiences into opportunities for insight, connection and healing. I meet with clients on a weekly basis and we work together to determine your goals and how to reach them.
What We Work On
- relationship & dating
- strengthening your support system
- career or work-related goals
- breaking unwanted cycles
- improving communication
- identifying and disempowering fears
- courageously confronting dreams
- self-discipline and empowerment
- wanting to lead a happier, more fulfilling, and meaningful life
- spiritual or existential challenges
- personal improvement
- getting focused
- reaching your potential and getting results
- feeling good about yourself
I am client centered and use a variety of techniques to help us explore your experience and develop your resources in a supportive environment. Clients often describe me as non-judgemental, accepting and as a living example of my own beliefs.
"Research studies repeatedly demonstrate the effectiveness of marriage and family therapy in treating the full range of mental and emotional disorders and health problems. Adolescent drug abuse, depression, alcoholism, obesity and dementia in the elderly -- as well as marital distress and conflict -- are just some of the conditions Marriage and Family Therapists effectively treat.
Studies also show that clients are highly satisfied with services of Marriage and Family Therapists. Clients report marked improvement in work productivity, co-worker relationships, family relationships, partner relationships, emotional health, overall health, social life, and community involvement. Over 98 percent of clients of marriage and family therapists report therapy services as good or excellent.
After receiving treatment, almost 90% of clients report an improvement in their emotional health, and nearly two-thirds report an improvement in their overall physical health. A majority of clients report an improvement in their functioning at work, and over three-fourths of those receiving marital/couples or family therapy report an improvement in the couple relationship. When a child is the identified patient, parents report that their child's behavior improved in 73.7% of the cases, their ability to get along with other children significantly improved and there was improved performance in school. Marriage and family therapy's prominence in the mental health field has increased due to its brief, solution-focused treatment, its family-centered approach, and its demonstrated effectiveness. Marriage and family therapists are licensed in 46 states and are recognized by the federal government as members of a distinct mental health discipline.
Today more than 50,000 marriage and family therapists treat individuals, couples, and families nationwide. This growth is a result, in part, of renewed public awareness of the value of family life and concern about the increased stresses on families in a rapidly changing world." For more information, please click over the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy website.