My goal is to help you feel better while building your self-understanding and skills.
I am grateful for the opportunity to assist my clients as they explore their goals and resolve the barriers to their success and satisfaction in life.
You may be feeling powerless, stuck or confused. Change is possible. Are you excited to feel free and engaged in your life? Are you trying to move through a period of pain and confusion and have lost a sense of direction or confidence in the ability to move forward? I can help you.
Therapy can assist you to gain insight into painful experiences, transform patterns that no longer serve you and pinpoint specific issues you may have. Lasting personal growth requires persistent deliberate effort.
When you contact me if you will include an email address I will invite you to your private portal.
Are you and your spouse missing each other? Are your attempts to connect failing? You are not alone in your desire for a better marriage. I would enjoy working with you. We will collaborate to strengthen your relationship bond while gaining understanding of each individual needs.
While working with couples, my hope is to help you regain your connection. Most couples have perpetual problems, long standing things that no amount of communication is resolving. With the tools in this method I will help you learn ways to talk to each other about conflict and build connections.
Along with treating relationship distress, my specialties in couples work include recovering after an affair, healing from the effects of addiction, trauma and other emotional problems, preparing your marriage for success.
I am offering HIPPA compliant telementalhealth couples therapy during this highly stressful time for many couples. Surprisingly, it works quite well. You are able to receive therapy from the safety of your home during the pandemic. I encourage you to try it if your relationship is having difficulty.
What to expect once you book a session:
When you book a session I will send you a relationship checkup for each of you to fill out separately, this is an important step for assessing your relationship and will help to guild the therapy. This will cost $40 per couple, paid directly to the Gottman institute. I will need an email address for each person to have the invite sent.
The first face to face session includes everyone in the couple, I will ask a serious of questions to get to know you as a couple and what brings you to therapy.
Then next sessions is each person separately for 60 minutes individually. As a couples therapist I do not keep secrets, unless it is a safety concern. This individual session helps to assess how your history is impacting your current relationship.
The third session is both people coming to session again, this is the final assessment stage. I will give you feedback based on your assessment and give you each a copy of the combined scores. We will work together to set goals for treatment.
The sessions after the assessment sessions are unique to each couple based on the assessment.
Gottman just started a new tool called relationship builder, also available with the assessment. It is $149 per couple and allows you to explore tools on your own time between sessions.
MARATHON COUPLES THERAPY
My private practice is in Siskiyou County California. I work with couples doing Marathon Couples Therapy. The work involves three consecutive days of intensive therapy, five hours per day.
The structure of each therapy day will vary depending on your needs. Establishing therapeutic goals and treatment plan will be part of the first session.
Using our research, Julie and I created Gottman Method Couples Therapy that emphasizes a positive, “nuts and bolts” approach to improving your relationship.
With this method, you will learn specific tools to deepen friendship and intimacy in your relationship. To help you manage conflicts, I use various methods to help solve resolvable problems that are solvable, and to dialogue about “grid-locked,” unsolvable, “perpetual issues.”
We will also work together to help you appreciate your relationship’s strengths, and to gently navigate through its vulnerabilities.
Upon completion of the therapy, I will provide recommendations for you as a couple, and if necessary for each of you individually. I may recommend that Marathon Couples' Therapy be followed by couples' therapy conducted in your home locale. In some cases, co-ordination between your therapist and myself and may be advisable.
When you book a session I will send you a relationship checkup for each of you to fill out separately, this is an important step for assessing your relationship and will help to guild the therapy.
To save us therapy time I will also have all consents once you book your session.
I will need full names, phone numbers and email address for each part of the couple. I will then send an invite to the Gottman assessment, as well as my confidential portal for scheduling, and setting up your information.
Since 2017, I have had the opportunity to assist my clients as they explore their goals and resolve the barriers to their success and satisfaction in life. I enjoy helping people resolve relationship conflicts, overcome traumatic experiences, and tap into their inner strength. As a licensed professional clinical counselor, I am an advocate for human rights. My mission is to fight racism, homophobia, transphobia and all other forms of hate.
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us”