day and evening
I am a psychologist licensed in New Jersey and Vermont. In addition to certification as a Gottman therapist, I am a Diplomate in Marital and Family therapy, American Board of Family Psychology, and a Fellow of the Academy of Family Psychology. I am also an Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. I hold a certificate in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I am a clinical superviosr at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.
Therapy Approach: Using a collaborative, systemic approach, i bring compassion, experience and insight to each sessio. I strive to create a safe place for clients to address issues, and use the research based strategies of the Gotman Method. I treat clients with dignity and respect. I emphasize a postive nuts and bolts approach in helping clients set their goals and achieve them as rapidly as possible. I am especially passionate about helping couples build lasting relationships. My goal is to aid couples and individuals in tapping their resources to deepen friendship and intimacy,successfully negotiate conflict and create more satisfying relationships.
I believe that healing and problem solving take place in a relational context both within and outside the therapy session. Thus, the therapy process includes homework assignments to anchor the new skills outside the therapy office. Whether I am working with an individual, a couple or a family, I keep the emotional "space between" in focus. I invite clinets to look at their relationship systems and how those sysems enhance or create stresses in their lives.
In addition, I am attuned to the mind-body connection. I emphasize the importance of integrating information from the body into the therapy process. In order to help clients access body information I use techniques including deep breathing, guided imagery and EMDR.
I work with Couples Individuals and families