Mondays and Fridays during the day, with some evening appointments
Out of Network with most insurance companies
“We often get stuck by accident but get healthy on purpose.”
Relationships often start off really well with a lot of intentionality and mutual sacrifice, but then over time little things start to build up into huge barriers. My hope is to help coach you through what has got you stuck in order to find steps you are able and willing to take that will lead you both more toward the life you desire.
I love using the Gottman Method to help couples get back to actually hearing each other, knowing each other and feeling safe and valued by the other person. Getting back to these simple things that build healthy relationships is our goal.
I also use techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help client develop psychological flexibility including noticing thoughts and feelings that get in the way of living inline with your values. Avoidance and rumination are huge issues in relationships. These get in the way of gaining perspective, focusing on what is changeable and staying engaged in the moment. By changing how we view problems and doing actions that work (instead of those which haven’t worked) often huge issues that once seemed overwhelming can be deflate down to a manageable size. The good news is things can change. It will require work and change on your part but isn’t that what you are looking for?
A little bit about me:
Before coming to counseling I was a youth and college pastor for 8 years. I love working with individuals, couples and families who want to improve their communication or work through past hurts (including sexual addiction, growing apart or other hurts and hang ups.) I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate.
I specialize in working with couples coming from a Christian background especially those in leadership positions. Having a BA in Biblical Studies, MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary and MA in Counseling from Western Seminary together helps me support Christian clients in a unique way.
Couples, sexual addiction and spiritual issues