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- Hi, I'm Liz -
I am a psychologist who is primarily interested in relationships and how relationships have and continue to affect us as individuals. I love working with couples as they develop better patterns of conflict management and connection. As a secondary path, I also love supporting individuals as they become more self aware through what’s revealed of them (by the experience of their partner) within the couples therapy process.
Since meeting my husband and having children, the psychology of relationships has gained my attention. When I was pregnant with our second child, I started formally training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy so that I too could have the best tools for communicating within my marriage under the pressures of parenting, a goal shared by the many parents I work with in therapy. My husband has completed Gottman training and is a Seven Principles Workshop Leader and we have many shared goals in collaborating together with the Gottman model - both at home and professionally!
In my work with individuals, I lean toward psychological models that help my clients understand engrained patterns that are limiting, self-sabotaging and harmful. These are often identified first in the back and forth of complaints raised between couples. It’s often in times of significant change or loss that we become confronted with our own relationship with ourselves. Many of the individuals I work with present with patterns of anxieties, insecurities and mood issues interfering with self esteem and motivation. My therapeutic approach in working with individuals on themselves comes from various attachment, adaptation and personality models.