Looking for personal growth or relationship counseling? Together, we can work to make the changes in your life, relationship, and psyche that will move you toward greater fulfillment, self-knowledge, achievement, and harmony.
Life is precious and finite. You don’t need to settle for pain and stagnation as you experience life’s challenges. It is time to shed what is holding you back and become the you that you have always wanted to be. If you’re ready, let’s get started!
- EMDR Therapy
Are you chained to your past? Is there a traumatic memory, relationship, or series of experiences that you just can't "get over"? Are you overreacting to things in the present that remind you of these past experiences?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a revolutionary therapeutic method that has had tremendous success targeting these old experiences, taking the sting out of them, and allowing us to see our past and present in a more accurate, integrated way. More...
- Individual Counseling
In our individual sessions, we meet one-on-one to work through your particular concerns together. I use an integrative approach tailored to your particular needs and personality. More...
- Couples Counseling
Relationships are powerful. When they are good, we can feel uplifted, supported, and happy. When they are bad, we can feel depressed, hopeless, anxious, and angry. Having good relationships with those who are most important to us is vital to our personal growth and self-knowledge.
Even with the best of intentions, though, our relationships sometimes become damaged, dull, and painful. When you are in the middle of this pain (or emotionally walled off from it), it is difficult to find a way back to the happiness you crave. More...
- Child and Teen Counseling
It can be frustrating for parents when their children are going through a hard time and they do not know why or what to do. We wish they would just say, "Mom, I am upset that you and Dad are divorcing, and want to talk to you about it." Although an articulate and well-adjusted teenager may be able to reach that pinnacle of communication, most will communicate and work through their concerns in less direct ways.
In counseling children, we use a variety of methods that allow them to communicate and work through these issues in a way that works for them, such as play therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy, and talk therapy for older children and teens. More...
- Articles and Posts
- Feeling Emotionally and Physically Drained? Tip #2: Getting energy from your worries
Feeling Emotionally and Physically Drained? …Posted 5 months ago
Feeling emotionally and physically drained? In my last post, I talked about the amazing pool of energy available to you by loving yourself. Giving yourself permission to care about your…
- Emotionally and Physically Drained?
Emotionally and Physically Drained?Posted 5 months ago
We all feel drained sometimes. Even on a beautiful, sunny day, our world can feel cold and overcast. It is tempting to look for something on the outside that might…
- Communicate Your Feelings Effectively… In 2 Simple Sentences
Communicate Your Feelings Effectively… In 2 S…Posted 9 months ago
When our feelings flare up, we tend to communicate our feelings in the least effective way: we blame, criticize, manipulate, or demand. The problem feels like the OTHER person's actions,…
- Why Can’t My Partner Listen To Me?! How understanding your partner can be threatening – and what to do about it.
Why Can’t My Partner Listen To Me?! How unde…Posted 12 months ago
"I don't get it," says a 30-something woman in my office. "He doesn't seem to hear what I am saying. I can tell him over and over again how I…
- Meditations for Experiencing the Here and Now
Mindfulness Meditations for Experiencing the …Posted 1 year ago
The following are a few mindfulness breathing meditations* that can be practiced every day individually or in sequence. No need for yoga poses or bulk time - they can be…
- Regaining Your Connection Through Couples Therapy
Regaining Your Connection Through Couples The…Posted 1 year ago
You used to be amazing together. You were open, supportive, understanding... passionate. Somehow, it changed. Maybe you have been drifting away from each other. Maybe you fight too often, or…
- The Shared Trauma of 9-11
The Shared Trauma of 9-11Posted 1 year ago
On this infamous day eleven years ago, we each experienced something shockingly terrible. Many of us vividly remember seeing the plane going into the towers, the towers crashing down, the…
The “T” in LGBT: What does “transgender” mean…Posted 1 year ago
Imagine going into surgery for an appendectomy. When you come back to consciousness after surgery, you realize that something is different: you have been mistakenly given gender reassignment surgery (AKA,…
- Entrepreneurs Wanted!
Entrepreneurs Wanted!Posted 1 year ago
Are you an entrepreneur in Orange County, who could benefit from a supportive, motivational, and honest group of others in your same boat? We are currently forming an entrepreneur group…
- WARNING: Being an Attorney May be Hazardous to Your (Mental) Health – Part II
WARNING: Being an Attorney May be Hazardous t…Posted 1 year ago
Attorneys tend to far more depressed, anxious, unhappy, and even suicidal than most other professions. In Part I of this series, I listed some of the gruesome mental health statistics…
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