I strongly believe you should feel comfortable with the therapist you choose, and hopeful about therapy. When you feel this way, therapy is more likely to be very helpful to you.
I view therapy as a partnership. You define the problems we work on, while I use specialized knowledge to help you make your desired changes. It is not like visiting a medical doctor: It requires very active involvement and effort to change thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Areas of expertise include: Anxiety/Stress
Struggles with Relationships
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
I use solution-focused and research-based approaches to assist couples achieve relationship goals including improved communication, conflict resolution, and intimacy building.