Providing individual, couples and family counseling. I believe everyone has an inner potential for healing. I work on the holistic principle that our mind, body and energy fields are interconnected.
I am trained in energy psychology (AIT) and Transactional Analysis (TA). As a Transactional Analysis Practitioner, I follow the philosophy of TA:
People are OK. Everyone has the capacity to think
People decide their own destiny, and these decisions CAN be changed. I offer a nonjudgmental and safe environment in which we build our therapeutic relationship, an important element for healing. I fee
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You have to know your partner well to build a strong relationship. Some things we would appreciate aren't as welcome to someone else, and that's okay. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-practice/202203/5-subtle-signs-great-relationship
5 Subtle Signs of a Great Relationship 3. You know just how to soothe their anxiety.
Since people are constantly growing and changing, we're never done getting to know someone else. Maintaining a sense of curiosity about our partners keeps us close. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/inviting-monkey-tea/202204/how-keep-the-magic-alive-in-long-term-relationships
How to Keep the Magic Alive in Long-Term Relationships Practicing curiosity even when we think we "know" our partner.
People will disagree with each other, and that's okay as long as we don't veer into contempt. We can reach more satisfying resolutions by focusing on the emotions that inform a need. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/therapists-education/202203/how-have-healthy-fights-your-partner
How to Have "Healthy" Fights With Your Partner It is not about how often you argue, but how you disagree with each other.
Couples Therapy has a lot of benefits, but it's a specialty with some particular challenges. Specialists can help you navigate what will best serve your goals. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/new-science-love-and-intimacy/202202/how-navigate-challenging-issues-in-couples-therapy
How to Navigate Challenging Issues in Couples Therapy When is therapy the best choice?
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When you feel hurt and want to repair the relationship, it's best to stick to describing your own experiences and being as honest as possible. Figuring out why something was so upsetting will help you avoid similar ruptures in the future. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/compassion-matters/202202/how-handle-feeling-wronged-your-partner
How to Handle Feeling Wronged by Your Partner Finding healthy ways to make sense of the experience and move forward.
Keeping score in a relationship is a recipe for resentment. But it is important for each person to maintain a high ratio of affection to demands. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/love-lies-and-conflict/202202/s-not-fair-why-relationships-must-be-equal
Why Romantic Partners Need to Play Fair ... and why it doesn't have to mean keeping score.
Mistakes are an opportunity to learn, but we aren't getting better from them if we allow them to remove our chance for future peace. Here are some ways to take care of yourself when you think you've made a bad decision. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-relationships/202202/10-ways-release-regret
10 Ways to Release Regret How you can work through and release regrets.
We have to feel a basic level of safety in order to be open. But when we get comfortable with opening ourselves up, we create an opportunity for a partner to do likewise. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/openings/202202/how-do-you-get-special-person-open-you
How Do You Get That Special Person to Open Up to You? Learn to influence with your mindful openness .
People with insecure attachment styles often have difficulty building trust in romantic relationships. However, this can be mitigated by maintaining open communication and self-awareness. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/complicated-love/202202/5-ways-keep-jealousy-destroying-love
5 Ways to Keep Jealousy From Destroying Love How to tame the "green monster."
Maintaining a relationship takes work. But the skills you need will become habits if you're practicing them enough. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mindful-anger/202202/the-secret-making-love-last
6 Secrets to Making Love Last 1. Staying realistically positive.
Relationships are often measured in terms of closeness. But what is more important is whether each person feels that their needs are being met. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/202202/how-close-do-you-want-be-your-partner
How Close Do You Really Need to Get to Your Partner? Why partners may struggle to find the "Goldilocks Zone."
The skills you learn in couples therapy are what keep any relationship strong. Most of these center on open communication and making time for each other. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-addiction-connection/202201/5-lessons-couples-therapy-can-help-any-relationship
5 Lessons from Couples Therapy That Can Help Any Relationship 3. Schedule important conversations.
Couples Therapy is highly successful when partners put effort into what a therapist is telling them. But one of the most common mistakes people make is waiting too long to get started. https://psychcentral.com/health/common-obstacles-in-couples-therapy
Tips to Succeed in Couples Therapy Here are best practices for relationship therapy to avoid obstacles and leverage solutions.
Do you constantly rehash the same arguments? If you do, there's clearly an underlying issue, but how do you uncover it? It may not be easy, but there are tactics you can learn on both a couples and an individual basis to figure out where communication is breaking down. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fixing-families/202011/5-reasons-why-you-keep-having-the-same-argument
5 Reasons Why You Keep Having the Same Argument An unending argument can undermine a relationship. Here's how to put it to rest.
Empathizing with a partner isn't quite the same thing as understanding their point of view. But both of these skills can be practiced, leading to a stronger relationship. https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/fulfillment-any-age/202101/4-reasons-view-your-relationship-new-perspective
4 Reasons to View Your Relationship from a New Perspective New study shows the value of seeing your relationship from your partner's eyes.
When a couple's relationship is healthy, they won't be reluctant to say when they are upset or disagree with something. http://bit.ly/2P3Ak3L
The Best-kept Secret of Love ...or what to do to have lasting love in your life
Emotionally focused therapy is a way of understanding the dynamics underneath particular disagreements. It allows couples to build skills that can be applied to any problem. http://bit.ly/2OCXvFe
How to Talk About Relationship Problems with Your Partner - GoodTherapy.org Therapy Blog Many people avoid conflict in their relationship with their partner, but in the long run, that doesn't help. Here's how to move toward lasting repair.
The arguments that become serious sticking points are usually informed by deeper values and experiences. Working through them requires those things to be out in the open. https://www.gottman.com/blog/what-are-your-core-beliefs-and-needs-and-why-its-important-to-identify-them/
What are Your Core Beliefs and Needs? (and why it’s important to identify them) Core beliefs play a big role in conflict management. Get to the heart of the problem by identifying what’s important.
Validating your partner doesn't mean you're required to agree with them. But understanding the reasons for somebody's feelings is necessary for solving problems. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-flux/202201/7-tips-argue-constructively-your-partner
There's a big difference between listening to understand and waiting to refute. Everything will go a lot more easily when you do the former. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/anger-in-the-age-entitlement/202112/3-questions-partners-should-ask-each-other
3 Questions Partners Should Ask Each Other ... and what to do if the answers are "no."
It's alright to ask to take a break when something happens that's triggering your trauma. Cultivating an awareness of what's happening inside you will allow you to avoid impulsive reactions. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/rediscovering-love/202201/how-the-triggering-past-traumas-can-upend-current-relationship
How a Partner's Past Trauma Can Disrupt a Relationship 7. Recognize that this partner is different, and ask for what you need.
People often avoid apologizing when they don't know how or don't think it will work. But there are some traits that comprise a successful apology. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/202112/surefire-way-repair-damaged-relationship
A Surefire Way to Repair a Damaged Relationship New research on the empathy-apology connection.
When you need help, it's important to be clear about what you want. Some people are better at meeting different needs. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/between-you-and-me/202112/what-you-can-do-help-yourself-get-more-effective-support
What You Can Do to Help Yourself Get More Effective Support Receiving support from others is not as simple as it should be.
During tough times, it's especially important to remain communicative with your partner. People support each other better when they understand each other's coping mechanisms. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/frazzlebrain/202201/how-strengthen-your-marriage-during-tough-times
How to Strengthen Your Marriage During Tough Times Seek to uplift your partner rather than blame during difficult times.
It's easier to commit to change when you have external prompts. It's even better when the goals you remind yourself of are highly specific. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/couples-thrive/202201/3-steps-relationship-reboot
3 Steps to a Relationship Reboot 3. Try a complaining fast.
People often drift apart because their past experience hasn't taught them how to sustain a relationship. But once this dynamic is recognized, it can be changed. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/childhood-emotional-neglect/202201/10-signs-emotional-neglect-in-your-relationship
10 Signs of Emotional Neglect in a Relationship 10. You only feel positive emotions during sex.
When we're feeling bad, we're more likely to presume that other people are also burnt out or acting with hostile intent. But when we learn to observe and counteract the way those feelings affect us, we can also reduce distorted thinking. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-freedom-change/202201/getting-stuck-in-negative-emotions-and-relationship-patterns
Getting Stuck in Negative Emotions and Relationship Patterns You can escape how your brain confirms the worst in other people and situations.
People often lie because they think they're sparing their partner's feelings. But honesty is usually the key to deeper affection. https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-big-debate-over-little-lies/
The Big Debate over Little Lies Is lying ever okay? Learn the difference between lies that help and harm and how telling the truth establishes trust.
Reconnection is something couples need to consciously make time for. It may seem daunting if you're already busy, but if you give it a high priority, you will likely feel more energized for other things. https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-busy-couples-guide-to-sharing-fondness-and-admiration/
The Busy Couple’s Guide to Sharing Fondness and Admiration Sharing fondness and admiration for each other as a couple fits into your schedule no matter how busy you are.
Betrayals of trust aren't just the big things that push a couple into crisis. They can also be the everyday patterns that normalize resentment. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/love-matters/202111/small-indiscretions-can-create-big-issues-between-lovers
Small Indiscretions Can Create Big Issues Between Lovers Trust is a demanding master.
What do you do when someone else is too stressed to maintain a productive conversation? You may be able to turn down the heat and come back later without bruised feelings. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/friendship-20/202106/5-more-helpful-things-say-calm-down
5 More Helpful Things to Say Than "Calm Down" In times of conflict, here's how to not add fuel to the fire.
Talking about your problems out loud can help you get a better handle on them. Even if it's hard at first, you'll get better with practice. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/how-be-burden/202110/you-should-talk-about-your-problems-more
You Should Talk About Your Problems More Here are some instructions for self-disclosure.
For a relationship to be emotionally supportive, each partner has to feel that they are capable of giving support as well as receiving it. Knowing that you are able to help the people you care about may even make your life less stressful in general. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-new-resilience/202111/not-enough-emotional-support-your-partner-could-be-why
Why a Partner Might Feel Unsupported ... and how to be more open to both giving and receiving.
Some traits are never going to go away. We have to be clear with ourselves about what is worth focusing on, and why. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/assembly-required/202112/your-partners-annoying-traits-are-here-stay
In Relationships, Not All Imperfections Are Deal Breakers The case for choosing partners whose faults you can live with
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