MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I have been trained in a systemic approach to therapy. This means that I try to look at the entire system that is contributing to conflict or challenges within a family or even with an individual. I aim to understand the full picture so that I can better help my clients address the issue as a whole, rather than just specific symptoms.
It’s Not Just About Finding Happiness
My goal in working with my clients isn’t just to “find happiness.” I work with my clients to find meaning and peace in their lives. I view therapy the way many look at physical exercise or going to the dentist or doctor for their annual visits. Therapy is sometimes a place to go when there is a specific problem, but mostly I believe it’s important to always be managing your mental and emotional health in the same way we take care of our physical bodies.
Everyone Can Benefit from Therapy
Sometimes a partner, child, or other family member is not willing to engage in the therapeutic process. In this case, individual therapy can still be a great option for someone to process their feelings that their loved one is not willing to participate. Individual therapy is also a good place to learn tools to navigate challenging relationships. Then, you can feel confident in your own decisions within the relationship.