Mental health is not just the absence of symptoms. Mental health is the ability for individuals to experience happiness, joy, hope, connection, gratitude, meaningful relationships, and high regard of self. This ability is within every person and will surface if we know how to "get out of the way." Together, we will work to help you realize your true potential.
Individual Therapy (Adolescents/Adults)
Looking to a create change in or improve your quality of life? Perhaps you are struggling with sadness, anxiety, relationship issues or other stressors. When any of these conditions begin to cause distress and interfere with the quality of your life, it may be time to seek therapy. With my help, we will identify the underlying causes of your symptoms and offer specific strategies or techniques for changing unwanted thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.
Couples create climates together based on thoughts, feelings, values and actions. Do you want to learn how to stay connected, communicate and listen effectively, and create the relationship you want and deserve? The goal of couples therapy is to help you achieve deeper connection and learn the conditions to have a successful relationship. You can stop leading separate lives and feel like you’re on the same team again.
Recovery and sobriety are not the same thing. Sobriety is an absence from substances. Recovery is about learning skills/strategies, creating a sober support community, creating structure and learning how to connect with a life based in meaning. Addiction is a disappearing act from life whereas recovery is a full engagement within life. Learn about the scientific breakthroughs that explain why addiction is a disease and help remove the shame and stigma connected to being a recovering alcoholic/addict.
Men suffer from depression, anxiety, addictions, “workaholism” and relational conflict at alarming rates and often do not have the resources to help work through these issues. Men often have a very hard time coming into therapy for a multitude of reasons such as societal stigma, difficulties asking for help, seeing vulnerability as a weakness instead of a strength, difficulties identifying needs and lacking true emotional connections with other men. My practice centers around helping men feel comfortable in therapy while reclaiming their lives in meaningful ways.