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    Areas of Focus

    I see the therapeutic space as a place where I create an opportunity to strengthen your coping skills, examine what isn’t working for us and in our relationships. I hold the space with a open heart and mind.

    My Practice is Geared Towards: 

    Adults

    Teens (13-18)

    Couples – Marital & PreMarital

    Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    OCD can show up as behavioral compulsions (ie. tapping, counting, checking) Mental Compulsions (repeating words, arguing with intrusive thoughts) Seeking Reassurance (confessing your thoughts, frequent doctors appointments) Avoidance (hiding things that trigger your OCD or anxiety, avoiding people)

    Compulsions are an attempt at making intrusive thoughts go away but it isn’t long term relief. Therapy can help you learn ways to tolerate the uncertainty.

    Personal Growth and Life Transitions

    Life is about growth, but that doesn’t mean that change and growth are easy. Even the happiest life transitions doesn’t mean there won’t be disruption to our patterns. You may be reevaluating your priorities or seeing your patterns differently. Common life transitions include: marriage, change in career, facing aging or illness, having children, moving states or cities, going to college, becoming an empty nester, retirement, death of a loved one, and questioning your faith, gender, or sexuality.

    Relationships – Premarital, Marital, Infidelity, Divorce, Family Conflict

    Relationships go through many phases; dating, marriage, divorce, loss of a partner. Through these stages many issues can be address in therapy such as communication, having a sense of self outside the relationship, boundaries, attachment issues, sex, etc. Therapy is a great tool to address some of these common issues. I welcome all relationship styles, sexual orientations, and would be happy to be a resource for you and your partner while you work through some of these issues.

    Codependency

    Codependency describes a person’s behaviors and attitudes rather than the relationship as a itself. Someone who has codependent relationships builds their identity around helping others. One might “depend” on others to validate their self-worth. A codependent person may deny their own desires or emotions to get this approval. Someone who is codependent has an extreme focus outside themselves. Their thoughts and actions revolve around other people, such as spouses or relatives.