Therapy is an opportunity to more deeply understand and change aspects of your life that are not working the way that you want them to. Therapy is a joint effort between client and therapist. Progress and success in therapy may vary depending upon the particular problems being addressed, and can depend upon many factors, including your motivation, effort, and other circumstances, such as interactions with family, friends, or others.
My work with clients focuses on the psychological process of "differentiation" which determines how we function in relationship to ourselves and to other people.
The following description of differentiation comes from the work of David Schnarch, Ph.D.
Our level of differentiation determines:
Developing a higher level of differentiation allows us to have a deeper understanding of our thoughts and feelings. We learn how to have more effective ways of responding to the natural and inevitable tensions of relationships, both personal and professional. Differentiation is not an "either you have it or you don't" quality, but is an ongoing, lifelong, developmental process.
I specialize in working with couples who are:
I help people make positive changes in their lives. By working with me, individuals learn:
The families whom I work with often enter into therapy experiencing distance, pain helplessness, and chaos. I help families: