Because each person and couple is unique, our work together will be personalized to best match you, your needs, and your goals. I do integrate a number of theories and practices into my work, including:
An approach that recognizes the importance of relationships in our lives and to our sense of self. It is through connection with others, including the therapy relationship, that we learn about ourselves, others, and the world.
A focus on our past experiences and the ways in which these experiences have shaped our conscious and unconscious beliefs and behaviors in the present day.
A focus on non-judgmentally noticing and listening to our experience of the world and ourselves, an approach that can decrease suffering and increase acceptance of ourselves, our emotions, our histories, and our relationships.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy:
A well researched and effective therapy that blends Mindfulness with real-life skills in Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy:
A couples therapy based on the scientific study of adult love and bonding processes in couples, and is focused on creating bonds that feel safe, loving, and strong.
The Gottman Method:
Effective skills and wisdom based on almost 40 years of research on couples and what makes for successful relationships.