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I believe that couples have the inner resources to enhance their emotional, mental, and behavioral well being, but often get stuck in unproductive stories and/or cycles or patterns of behavior. I see my task, therefore, as to help couples discover their resources and to identify and develop alternative stories or patterns of behavior. In couples therapy, I employ Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I am a Certified Gottman Therapist, Couples Workshop Leader, Master Trainer, and Consultant. I am a true believer in Gottman Method because I see that it works: it is effective in helping couples to improve their conflict, enhance their friendship and intimacy, and create shared meaning. Prior to entering into private practice, I had over 12 years of experience in community mental health and substance abuse treatment. I also have a Master of Divinity in Theology and am willing to incorporate spirituality into therapy if desired by clients.
Couples in recovery from addiction, situational domestic violence, children of substance abusers