Couples and Family
Give the ones you love wings to fly, and roots to come back, and reasons to stay. - Dalai Lama
I love working with couples and families! I see significant value in understanding the dynamics in relationships by observing rather than just listening. While significant good comes out of individual counseling; couples/family work may be an avenue of healing if the immediate struggles are stemming from conflict and gridlock in these relationships.
I am a couples therapist who completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and utilizes many of their interventions to move couples from a state of gridlock to one of loving alliance. What I appreciate about this particular framework is its practicality in providing the client with understanding of the relational dynamics and tools that empower each partner to respond differently.
I am also a Certified Family Trauma Professional through IATP. As a Family Trauma Professional I work within the family system to assist members reduce reactivity to conflict and stressors through balancing of their Autonomic Nervous System (Threat System) and re-engaging the Parasympathetic System (Rational/Thinking System). The human body is built to be reactive to our environment and when we are taxed beyond our emotional resources we move into a primitive response that is not as open to our acts of will. In other words, we sometimes say things we do not mean and other times act in ways that are incongruent with how we feel.
If you are interested in working with me within a couples or family context ,you can reach me at 818-583-7105. I am here to help.