I believe therapy should be practical and strength-based. The strengths of the individual, couple or family are the keys to creating change and growth. Identifying and building on strengths and what is working are essential to creating sustainable growth and change.
I view therapy as a collaboration between myself and my clients. You and I will work together to find what works for you in your life.
Not just couples and families
I see individuals, couples, families and groups. I have more than 25 years of experience working with a variety of issues including life transitions, relationship struggles, communication problems, depression, anxiety, parenting, divorce and co-parenting. I also provide supervision and clinical consultation to marriage and family therapy interns.
As I think about my work, I realize that I’m drawn to working with people in transition. So much of life is about transitions: from childhood to adolescence; leaving home; starting a relationship; becoming a parent; divorce; blending families; job changes; illness; retirement; loss, etc. I write that list as though it all happens in an orderly fashion, but we all know that isn’t true. Sometimes you are ready for it. Sometimes it is a complete surprise or several of these changes happen at the same time. Not everyone experiences all of these transitions. At their best, transitions can be a time of growth and excitement. However they can also be a time of fear, depression and confusion. I can help you turn your transition, whether welcome or not, into an opportunity to live a happy, healthier life.
My office is conveniently located near downtown Petaluma, one block off of Petaluma Boulevard between the Foundry Wharf and the Theater District. My office is on the corner of Second and G Streets. The address is 204 G Street, Suite 205 (upstairs), Petaluma CA 94952.
I am an advocate for animal assisted therapy. I bring my dog Millie to work with me. Please read more about animal assisted therapy here.