Everyone experiences difficult or emotional situations. And sometimes, it can be difficult to cope with changes that feel overwhelming. You may be facing a divorce, or an important decision in your parenting, work, or life transitions.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I can help you preserve and restore relationships that matter to you. I have two main areas of practice: Collaborative Divorce Coaching and a general therapy practice for adults and families.
I can also help you heal from grief and loss from divorce, death, or abandonment. Whether you’re dealing with a normal grief reaction or a more chronic depression, or anxiety, therapy can help you recover and feel and function better.
Divorce can be one of the most painful experiences in life. If you are considering divorce or have already made the decision to separate, my Collaborative Divorce Practice will help you through this difficult transition with respect and dignity; and without going to court.
Divorce coaching is not therapy. The focus is on support and guidance through the legal divorce process, and the creation of a comprehensive parenting plan to support your children. The work is in the context of a team which includes your attorney, as well as your spouse’s coach and attorney.
As your Collaborative Divorce coach, I will help you manage the many decisions, questions, concerns, and strong emotions that inevitably come up at a time when you may feel overwhelmed and emotionally vulnerable. The support and guidance of a coach can help you sort through these issues to make well-thought-out decisions while moving forward to balance your life again. Divorce coaching will help you create a new road map for your future as you move on and recover. This may include decisions about work and career, parenting and co-parenting.
I can work with you and your attorney to navigate the process of settling your financial and parenting issues, often in collaborative teams which include your spouse’s coach and attorney. For more information: Why use a divorce coach?
If you feel stuck or unhappy, you may be seeking (or fearing) change. I help people discover and then focus on what matters most to them. We will identify your goals, interests and needs, then together evaluate how you can move forward toward the vision you have clarified for yourself.
I will coach and teach you new skills to better manage stress, parenting concerns, and other life changes. I will help you learn new decision-making and problem-solving skills that will benefit you far beyond the issues that might bring you to seek psychological services.
If you are struggling with negative beliefs about yourself, we can work together to help you free yourself from these burdens you have carried for years. Liberated from the old "baggage" of the past, you can reclaim yourself and your life.
In couple or family therapy we focus on improving communication, repairing relationships, conflict management, behavioral changes, or any other issues that need attention. You and your loved ones will learn to know each other in deep, meaningful and important ways, which will extend far beyond the therapy hour.
Police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders face unique challenges in their jobs. The many traumas they may experience go far beyond the scope of most human experience.
My husband is a retired police officer, so I am very familiar with the culture of emergency responders and have years of experience working with them. Click here to learn about the First Responder Support Network (FRSN).
I also work with spouses and partners of emergency responders to help them deal with the intense stresses of this work. Please see the information about SOS (Significant Others and Spouses) on the FRSN page.