Individual Counseling

The most important key to therapeutic success is in the relationship you build with your therapist.  Because many of us do not have the experience of healthy relationships early in life, we are left feeling anxious, depressed, angry, ashamed, and unable to form healthy bonds with others.  I strive to create a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental, and client-centered environment in which our relationship can …

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Couples Counseling

While many therapists find couples counseling to be emotionally draining, this is where I believe I’ve found a true passion. I enjoy working with couples of all sexual orientations to help them learn new skills in communication, identify problem areas, and develop skills to help them cope with their problems. I use the word ‘cope’ here instead of ‘resolve’ quite …

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Sex Addiction

The term ‘addict’ in our culture is heavily laden with the connotation that one is ‘weak-willed’, engaging in behaviors that are completely involuntary, and likely doomed to repeat them over and over again. Despite the many high-profile stars who proclaim themselves addicts and check in to rehab to receive ‘redemption’ from their fans, there is still strong stigma and shame …

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