“No one can dance with a partner and not touch each other’s raw spots. We must know what these raw spots are and be able to speak about them in a way that pulls our partner closer to us.” —Sue Johnson
It is my firm belief that coming to know whom we truly are can have enormous benefits in all phases of our life, individually and in partnership. It is challenging work, and when done in a relationship founded in trust, empathy and collaboration the rewards can be life altering and life affirming.
“Ya know… I always knew that we loved each other, but now I am falling back in love with you.”
My goal in therapy is to help couples, men, and women cultivate a greater awareness, acceptance and regulation of emotion, thought and behavior. You’ll develop the ability to communicate in ways that will foster increased intimacy with partners, spouses and other relationships.
“I found out I am unique, complex and very imperfect and that is okay.”
—Individual therapy client
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