There is no reason to be nervous. This is an opportunity for you to grow as an individual or couple. I have worked to make my practice a safe and comfortable environment to share and talk about what is concerning to you. I ask that clients let me know when things are not what they seem and we will talk about what we need to do to reach their goals.
Our first session with clients I offer the opportunity for you to ask me questions. It also give me the opportunity to learn about you, where you come from, what life was like growing up. I use this information to understand why you may do certain things and how they may have influenced where they are today. We will then work together to create goals and how we can make them attainable.
I grew up in New York. Knowing people of this area of the country has helped me understand issues and struggles people deal with. I look at situations systemically, looking at all the parts of an individuals life that influences them. People carry with them history and experience that guides them, but those guides are not always useful all the time.
Familial relationships can be the source of stress and emotional pain, even in the healthiest of situations. Painful interactions can range from irritation to resentment and lead to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger.
Issues within a marriage. Can include issues related to trust, intimacy, communication, infidelity, parenting, or conflict. Can also include discussion related to separation or divorce.
Issues related to infidelity, typically within a relationship. Can include infidelity by the person seeking therapy or a partner. Can include discussion of issues related to trust, communication, and questions related to why it occurred/is occurring and processing the events.
Provides couples therapy/counseling
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Caregiver stress & support
Caring for a friend or family member (paid or unpaid) includes emotional support, housework, help with finances, medication management, and shopping. Can be stressful, making caregivers more vulnerable to things like anxiety, isolation, and fatigue.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
Contemporary Issues in Mental Health
NY, LMFT, 001586
Marriage and Family Therapy, Capella University
I was trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked with individuals, couples and the elderly. I work in private practice in New York where I live and grew up. As my second career, I bring experience as a child, mother, and wife. As a systemic thinker, I look into all facets of a persons life. There are many factors that influence people and we influence others as well. I not only look at the issue that a person or couple is struggling with, but those things that can be contributing to the issue as well.
48 S Main St, Churchville, 14428, NY