Rising Tide Therapy
Psychotherapy helps individuals to better understand their thoughts, feelings, and relationships with others. It also helps individuals to make connections between past experiences and present day behaviors. With greater awareness of oneself and one’s history comes self-acceptance, inner strength, agency, and the ability to make healthier choices. Psychotherapy can be a place where you become comfortable with who you really are and what you really want.
I offer brief, goal oriented psychotherapy as well as longer term psychotherapy. I specialize in working with a diverse clientele of individuals who encompass a wide range of ages, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and professions to include military officers and personnel. Many people come to psychotherapy not knowing where to begin and what to expect. Some of the things that we may discuss include:
- Your childhood and family background
- The core beliefs and feelings you have about yourself and others
- The way that these core beliefs and feelings developed and the way that they may cause you suffering and distress
- The connection between your past experiences and present day behaviors
- Who you would like to be and your goals
- The obstacles which prevent you from living your life more fully
If you have any further questions or concerns about what your therapy might look like, you are welcome to contact me by phone or email.
Relationships have a tendency to activate strong feelings about ourselves and our partners. The purpose of couples therapy is to stimulate self-reflection and to facilitate healthy, honest communication between individuals. Couples therapy can be a place where you and your partner come together to examine patterns of thinking and behaving which lead to unhealthy merging, distance and conflict. It can also be a place to disclose new information, reassess old agreements, and change the direction of a relationship.
I am able to provide pre-marital, marital, and relationship counseling as well as couples already in the process of separating or filing for divorce. While each couples therapy is indeed unique, there are core skills which can be cultivated in the course of all therapies. They include:
- Learning how to identify your feelings in the moment and communicate them effectively to your partner
- Learning how to listen to your partner’s experience with greater understanding and without judgment
- Learning how to discuss sensitive subjects like infidelity, jealousy, parenting, and finances
- Learning how to disagree and argue in a satisfying yet respectful way
- Learning how to accept and work through situations which cannot be changed
- Understanding your comfort level with intimacy, both emotional and sexual, and the difficulties associated with it
- Understanding how your family upbringing and past relationships have affected your sense of self and the way that you relate to your partner
Many couples are unsure about when to enter therapy. If you have any further questions or concerns about what your therapy might look like, you are welcome to contact me by phone or email.
Individual clinical supervision is offered for students needing an off-site clinical supervisor for Practicum and/or Internship and counselors working towards a license /certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Registered Play Therapist (RPT), Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP) and the AAMFT Supervisor designation.
Group clinical supervision is also offered monthly for those working towards their post-masters LPC or LMFT credential or their Registered Play Therapist certification. Two groups are held monthly, one specifically for those seeking licensure, and one devoted to Play Therapy specific supervision. Supervision groups are offered in both person and using a distance format (ex. Skype type format).