My philosophy is simple: People do better when their relationship to self and others is working
and strong.

In contrast however, the opposite is exponentially true—when our relationships are painful everything in life is more difficult and seemingly less possible.

That's where I come in.

I want you to thrive in your life, not just get by, or worse, suffer. I help you discover what's in the way and figure out how to move what needs moving or build what needs building. My work with you will be dynamic and focused. We won't get stuck telling your story without finding a solution to what troubles you.

My style is relational, supportive, direct, engaging, motivating and kind. I bring lots of personality to my work and whether I work with you individually or as a couple, if you're willing
to put in the effort, I'll help you find a way out of seemingly impossible places.

All of my work is inspired and informed by my extensive and ongoing training in psychology, attachment theory, neuroscience and biology. Here's a brief description of each of these areas and how they are valuable in therapy:

Attachment Theory:
Attachment Theory helps us understand how early bonding experiences create a blueprint (for better or worse) for all our future primary adult relationships. My study in this area of psychology allows me to help you identify problems related to attachment and restore safety and security to a suffering self or relationship.

Neuroscience:
Neuroscience simply refers to the study of the human brain. Exciting new technology and research in this area have improved our ability to understand how human brains respond to relational injuries as well as repairs, making individualized and effective treatment even more possible.

Arousal Theory (Biology):
Arousal Theory explains one's
ability to manage physical energy, alertness and readiness to engage. For example, how well do you fight? Do you get too overwhelmed and blank out or do you go into a rage and stay angry for days? How well do you relax? Do you relax easily with your partner or do you turn to shopping, substances or the Internet to help yourself unwind? These behaviors have a major impact on the quality of our relationships and are often the
stuff we fight about most.