Addiction can be to a substance, an activity, a person, or even a way of thinking.

One common aspect of addiction is the need to do more of it despite negative consequences.  It can be hard, to be honest with oneself and with others and causes people to isolate themselves, which is tremendously lonely.  It can cause intense feelings of shame.

Deciding to face your addiction and make changes is not easy, but it is absolutely doable and possible.  I have twenty years of experience in working with addiction – employing different methods and processes.  The path to recovery is very personal and important. It varies from person to person.  

My goal in working with addiction is to take the shame out of addiction.  Shame only leads to more addiction.  I work in a compassionate and confidential way to ensure that you feel safe and understood. 



How safe do you feel with your partner?  Are you longing for greater intimacy?  In couples therapy, I create a safe environment for couples to learn how to express their needs and feelings on a deeper level. We work to identify areas in your relationship that are stagnating or keep you from being closer.  This could be anything from miscommunication, being fearful of each other’s reaction to your truth, or an overly demanding schedule because of work or children.  In order for your relationship to improve, it is important to make your relationship a priority.  Couples therapy does just that – it puts your relationship first and starts to create more intimacy and meaning.



How is your sex life?  Has there been an extramarital affair? Are you bored? It can feel impossible to tell your partner the truth when it comes to sex.  It takes safety, trust, and self-awareness to be able, to tell the truth.  In couples therapy, I work to create a safe environment and help each person to find their truth and learn to ask for what they need.



Whether you find yourselves arguing about unimportant things or having the same argument for years, my goal is to help you understand what your fights are really about and how to find resolution and understanding.  It is equally important to learn to pay attention to your partner and better understand what triggers them as it is for them to understand what triggers you.  In order for real change to occur, both partners need to feel cared for, listened to, and safe. I will teach you more effective communication skills and new ways to handle conflict.