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PSYCHOTHERAPY


“A mind that is stretched by a new
experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

                  — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY


“A mind that is stretched by a new
experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

                  — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

consultation and INDIVIDUAL therapy

Feeling “stuck” can be all encompassing and the distress should not be underestimated.

Psychotherapy relieves stress, promotes self awareness and self care to increase self esteem and personal contentment. For conditions such as clinical depression and anxiety—often treated and supported by medication— psychotherapy is proven to increase responsiveness to medication and provide the best response over time. 


COUPLES THERAPY

Most couples who begin therapy, do so in a state of crisis, and with a high level of conflict. Couples therapy provides the unique opportunity to slow down, communicate and experience your partner in new and different ways.


GROUP THERAPY

Group therapy is a powerful experience for people struggling with a variety of interpersonal problems. Being in a therapy group promotes an authentic and safe way to experience yourself through the lens of another. It will widen your perspective about how others experience the world and can be supportive as well as expansive.

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SEX THERAPY


“Ecstacy cannot last . . .
but can carve a channel for something lasting.”

                 — E. M. Forster

SEX THERAPY


“Ecstacy cannot last . . .
but can carve a channel for something lasting.”

                 — E. M. Forster

SEX THERAPY

I create a safe therapeutic environment to help you inquire about sexuality, sexual concerns and sexual behavior. I ask specific and targeted questions regarding experience, exposure, fantasy and physicality.  I have experience working with the following presenting problems: sexual avoidance, low sexual desire, hypersexuality, difficulty achieving orgasm, erectile dysfunction, sexual compulsive behaviors, gender identity, sexual identity and medical issues impacting sexuality.  I am curious about the emotional, situational and relational connection to the presenting sexual condition and will inquire about all of these feelings and factors.  Sex therapy is practiced both in individual and couples therapy.

Often homework exercises will be suggested to be practiced individually or as a couple in the privacy of your home. 

Sexual activity is never a part of your actual therapy session.  To do so is a breach of ethics and in some states and provinces, is a crime.


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DAUGHTER MOTHER CONSULTATION


“The family is one of nature's masterpieces.”

   — George Santayana

DAUGHTER MOTHER CONSULTATION


“The family is one of nature's masterpieces.”

   — George Santayana

DAUGHTER-MOTHER PROJECT

I have successfully worked with a number of daughter-mother pairs for mediation and short term psychotherapy. I provide an environment of safety with boundaries; helping the daughter and mother more fully understand the current narratives they each bring to the relationship and to negotiate a new narrative that provides forward momentum for the relationship outside of my office.

Being able to reflect on our life experiences with consciousness can help us decide how we want to live and relate as women.

The Daughter-Mother Project began in 2006 with an interest in better understanding the nature of adult daughter-mother relationships, the effect of this bond on girls’ and women’s development, and how to use this understanding to help women better the relationship or accept it as it is or was.

The four components of our project are:

*  inquiry (questionnaires and interviews)
*  workshops and consultations for women
*  training of professionals (therapists, counselors, teachers)
*  publications

Our consultations and workshops are an opportunity to explore patterns of relating with our mothers, daughters, others and ourselves. Please contact the daughtermotherproject or contact me to learn more.


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MEDIATION


“It is not a lack of love but
a lack of friendship
that makes unhappy marriages.”

        — Friedrick Nietzsche

MEDIATION


“It is not a lack of love but
a lack of friendship
that makes unhappy marriages.”

        — Friedrick Nietzsche

divorce MEDIATION

When a couple decides to separate/divorce, their dreams and plans for their future(s) have been crushed. Divorce is sometimes referred to as "death without a body" and after the loss of a spouse through death, divorce ranks second as one of life's most stressful events. Over 55% of first-time marriages in the United States result in divorce and over 70% of second-time marriages also end in divorce. Mediation is the least intrusive and most healing of the legal options to divorce.

Litigants in an adversarial process are 3 times more likely to return to court than participants in a mediated divorce.


family mediATION 

I have successfully mediated for one-several sessions with various family members together to resolve high conflict and disputes around loss, money, medical issues, trusts and estates, family business and future planning.