The secret to success is the willingness to ask for and receive help. I will work with you to identify your concerns, establish goals and develop a series of steps to achieve the desired results.
I follow a learning model, not an illness model. Instead of diagnosing an illness, I will often identify an "absence of health." Conventional psychotherapy has paid too much attention to venting negative thoughts and feelings. I am an active participants in your therapy process, I will work with you to teach you specific skills, behaviors, and ways of thinking to create meaningful and lasting change in your life.
My approach includes the mind, body, and spirit. I integrate different therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, breathing and relaxation techniques, and relationship skills to meet your unique needs.
My approach to therapy and is engaging and interactive. Research shows that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the most important contributor to success. Therapy should not be hard and heavy. You can not fix a problem from the same place it came from. My motto is "light and easy." We will confront difficult situations and tackle great challenges together in a light and easy way. I aim to inspire my clients and more often than not my clients end up inspiring me.
My approach to couples therapy combines the approaches of best-selling authors and family
therapists Harville Hendrix and Terrence Real. Hendrix is the founder of Imago Relationship Therapy and the author of "Getting the Love You Want." Imago Relationship Therapy addresses the root causes of relationship problems and provides a simple and practical approach to creating better relationships. Real coined the term “Relational Recovery” to define the healing process that must take place in our relationships.
"Relational Recovery provides men and women the insight and tools to recover the state of wholeness and connectedness that is each person's birthright. Each individual comes onto
this planet innately wired for authenticity and closeness. The voices of girls and the hearts of
boys are damaged from the traditional roles of manhood and womanhood. We live in an anti-
relational, vulnerability-averse culture. Our aim is to help each person move beyond
traditional gender scripts so that women reclaim power and men reclaim openheartedness."
Source: Relational Life Institute web site
Couples Therapy will help you if:
You will learn…
To schedule an appointment call (734) 883-8701 or message me.
Our approach to group therapy includes the mind, body, soul, and spirit. We integrate different therapeutic modalities to meet your unique needs.
We offer the following groups:
If you are interested in joining a group we schedule an initial consultation to discuss your needs and goals, and to assess if the group is right for you at this time.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented, and fabulous.
Actually, who are you not to be?
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
Give other people permission to do the same.
- Marianne Williamson/As Quoted By Nelson Mandela
Career Coaching is a partnership between a coach and an individual that supports the achievement of extraordinary results, based on goals set by the individual. Through the process of coaching, individuals focus on the skills and actions needed to successfully produce their personally relevant results. Our career coaching is based on our whole person approach to life coaching.
We believe everyone has their own path to creating a successful career and having a fulfilling life. What’s yours? Let’s find out together!
Consider that how you treat your child is probably how you were treated as a child. And it is how you treat yourself.
TIME-OUT for Parents: A Guide to Compassionate Parenting
There is no single life event that has a greater capacity for transforming our mind, body, and soul than the birth of a child. Giving birth and becoming a parent brings us face to face with our own deepest fears and desires. We are given the opportunity to choose to open our hearts, face our fears, and rediscover love and trust. I believe that loving yourself and your spouse is good parenting!
Parenting is about modeling. Without any formal teaching, our children will absorb the fundamental truths of our lives and values. They will see us for who we truly are: not only our public persona but our real selves. They will take in how we treat ourselves, how we treat others and what we believe about the world.
If we would like to teach our children to have healthy relationships with others and to love themselves, we must have healthy relationships and love ourselves. Many of us mistakenly believe that loving our children (or loving anyone) means putting our children first, ahead of our own needs. But what do they say on the airplane? “Put on your own mask before helping others.” In order to teach our children how to take care of themselves, we must start by taking care of ourselves.
As most parents realize, children are insatiable! There is no end to their capacity to demand of you! You and only you can set healthy boundaries and make sure that your needs are consistently being met. Your child – and your spouse – cannot do this for you.
Eventually most of us realize that being a parent is not about teaching our children, but about learning ourselves. Nature designed us perfectly: Teaching is the best way to learn. Or as a French academic put it, "To teach is to learn twice."