Daytime and some evenings
I collaborate with you and your partner to help improve communication, manage and repair conflict, turn towards each other, accept influence, build trust and increase friendship and satisfaction. Often, repairing past wounds is necessary before hope for the future of the relationship can be reached. My sessions are very interactive and I have a directive approach; my goal is to help you learn to thrive long after therapy. I provide a comprehensive assessment that includes your relationship history and relevant family history where we discover relationship strengths and opportunities, and I will describe the research showing which habits lead to breakup and which contribute to long-lasting, satisfying relationships. We then devise a treatment plan and I guide you through productive dialogue around the tough issues, teaching you new skills and cognitive-behavioral tools to practice throughout our time together.
Contact me if you want to enjoy your relationship again. A free phone consultation is provided.
About me: I grew up in San Antonio. I have a Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Family, Couple and Individual Psychotherapy from Our Lady of the Lake University, a liberal arts school emphasizing social justice and multiculturalism. My undergraduate degrees in both Experimental Psychology and Communication are from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where I participated in original research in clinical psychoneuroendocrinology (stress hormones) and how life experiences such as trauma, depression, immigration and sexual abuse affect stress levels in the brain. My professional experience includes a homeless shelter, a center for families of children with special needs, elementary school, university counseling center, child welfare agency and community counseling clinic with couples and families.
I enjoy working with LGBTQ and multicultural couples, and support community social justice projects.