With 18 years as a licensed marriage and family therapist, I apply my training and experience in family systems therapy to individuals, couples, parents, and teenagers. People call me when their relationships are stressed beyond their ability to cope and symptoms develop. I work with depressed and anxious individuals, couples struggling with additions, sexual compulsivity and reactions to the disclosure of an affair and couples facing separation and divorce. I see teenagers separating from their families, along with their parents.
A family systems approach views the individual’s problem to be embedded in a relationship system and that a change in one family member can influence others in the family. Therefore, couples therapy can involve only one member of the twosome if the other does not choose to be involved.
I am an AAMFT approved supervisor and offer reduced fees to students seeking supervision and therapy.