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Does it seem like you and your partner always fighting? Does your relationship just feel "stuck"? Are one or both of you not feeling listened to by your partner? Do one or both of you seems to frequently be blaming the other? Has a tone of negativity descended on your relationship? Are there conflicts that keep coming up and always end up badly?
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have helped a lot of couples uncover and express their caring feelings for one another and re-establish positivity in their relationships. I have coached each partner to, clarify and express their desires to each other as I coach the other partner how to more effectively hear and validate what they say and consider making requested changes. I have taught couples effective strategies to work through difficult challenges using respectful communication and jointly decide on a positive way forward. By coaching couples in the specific strategies that Dr. Gottman's research found were associated with happy stable couples, I have helped couples to increase their connection and intimacy, more respectfully and effectively deal with the inevitable conflicts that arise, and create meaningful rituals and shared dreams together.
I also have 13 years’ experience using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a problem-focused, time-effective therapeutic intervention with a wide body of research supporting its success in alleviating depression including bipolar disorder or manic depression; anxiety, including general anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks and panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobia, anxiety about illness and health, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD), and concerns about eating and weight (anorexia, bulimia, binges, etc) among other difficulties. I both provide Cognitive Behavior Therapy to people seeking individual therapy and incorporate elements of it into Couples Therapy when appropriate.
I am available to provide individual and couples therapy for adults in Greater Philadelphia who are feeling stuck, or overwhelmed, or dissatisfied and currently have available openings in my schedule.
If you are experiencing distress, you are the expert on your thoughts, feelings, and desired goals. By adding my expertise on effective treatment to each partner's expertise about their experience of your relationship, we have the potential to form a powerful team well-equipped to increase both of your happiness, calmness, and satisfaction with your relationship and with your life. We would working together to clarify goals, identify and modify thoughts and behaviors that contribute to unwanted outcomes, and help you learn and practice new effective skills and strategies that you can apply to everyday life.
Using the training I received from leading experts at top-ranked U.S. programs (the Universities of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Washington and Oxford (webinar)), including the successful completion of 3 levels of training in Gottman couples therapy, I work to help my clients meet their goals.
I provides both traditional weekly couples therapy sessions as well as day-long intensive sessions for couples who are in crisis, live out of town, or otherwise wish to jumpstart their relationship. And I am committed to providing care that is respectful and appropriate within the context of each person’s own culture.
I enthusiastically encourages you to take advantage of my free offer of a 15-minute phone conversation to explore whether I might be able to help you (which does not commit you to anything) by calling me at 267-368-2678 during the daytime or early evening or contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am particularly well-suited to work with couples in which partners have quite different perspectives or worldviews.at least one partner doesn't feel listened to, or partners are frequently are in conflict, and there is a lot of negativity offer intensive therapy / marathon sessions for couples who are in a crisis and need help fast, couples in which at least one partner lives out of town, and couples who would like to devote intensive time to improving their relationships.I am committed to providing care that is respectful and appropriate within the context of each person's own culture, and have served people across the adult age range with diverse health problems and disabilities and cultural, racial and class backgrounds. I have a sliding scale based on financial need.