WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT PSYCHOTHERAPY?
"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”
― David Richo
What is Psychotherapy?
"Success is getting what u want, happiness is wanting what u get" ― W.P. Kinsella
Psychotherapy is about mastering the art of wanting and getting. It's a process of defining the wants, designing the gets and then blasting through the obstacles. Therapy doesn't always have to be a brutal, tedious grind. In fact, it can and should be an unfolding process of discovery, insight and celebration. With just the right amount of humor, a few scientific techniques and lots of creativity, a great therapist can help you work through the problematic thoughts, emotional obstacles and pesky behavioral patterns that are getting in the way of your happiness.
Creativity, Humor, and Science
My approach to counseling blends exploration, self-awareness and scientific research with creativity, humor and action. Growth doesn't happen magically overnight. Real change unfolds when we face our challenges, take small steps forward, and soldier on. As a serious neuroscience geek, my theoretical leanings are evidenced-based and grounded in behavioral science and modern psychodynamic theory.
Life Coaching is a team sport that involves brainstorming, goal setting, strategizing, and designing and executing a manageable action plan. Coaching is a dynamic way to upgrade your life personally and professionally.HOW DOES LIFE COACHING WORK?
Issues and Concerns?
Some challenges I can help with:
- Addictions *Substance Moderation
- Anger - expressing and wrangling this beast
- Anxiety - Anxiety management, Social Anxiety
- Artistic obstacles, fears & tackling the business side
- Creativity & Creative Blocks
- Career Changes
- Career Advancement
- Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
- LGBTQ issues, gender identity, LGBTQ Couples Counseling
- Relationships and Marriage counseling
- Procrastination & Motivation issues
- Stress Management
A Scientific Couples Therapy Model
As a relationship & couples therapist, I blend my psychology training, my 12 years of coaching and my creative talents together to help couples, business partners, and actively dating singles deal with intimacy and communication challenges, sexual issues and a menagerie of other pesky obstacles that get in the way of meaningful connections.
Although there are many popular relationship theories, I have chosen to use John Gottman's evience-based couples therapy model. Evidenced-based is just a schmancy way of saying "scientific"- meaning that the Gottman's techniques have been tested in a laboratory with an assortment of couples spanning over 40 years.
Couples Counseling can certainly be a lot of work no doubt, but it doesn't always have to be a firery vortex of hell. In my couples and relationship sessions I incorporate Gottman's tools with a mixture of creativie techniques, humor and action-methods. So, whether you're married, in a serious relationship, actively dating, or have issues with a family member, co-worker or your band mates, relationship and couples counseling may be able to help you take your relationships to the next level.