Treatment Modalities

Theoretical Orientation

I believe that counseling works best when I work with my clients to identify the approach that will work best for them.  I am trained in a many different styles, and I approach counseling from an integral perspective based on Ken Wilber’s writings. Integral theory encompasses all aspects of my client’s lives including their biology, their social systems such as family and friends, their culture, their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and their spiritual and/or religious lives.

Initial Intake

In the initial intake, we will discuss your unique needs, examine your personal and family histories, and assess your fitness for treatment with me.

Treatment Program

Based on the initial intake, we will design a psychological treatment program to meet your specific therapeutic needs. Aspects of the program may include cognitive-behavioral, educational, and relationship building techniques coupled with the power of our therapeutic relationship and the trust, honesty, safety, and support it provides.

Individual therapy: Clients meet individually with me for 45 to 50 minutes per session. The frequency of appointments is mutually agreed upon.

Group therapy: Clients with similar problems work together with me in 75-minute sessions. For more information on existing groups please click here.

Couples therapy: Couples meet with me for 45 to 50 minutes per session. My approach to couple’s therapy is largely based in family systems theory and the treatment protocols developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman and Emotion-Focused Couple’s Therapy. Issues addressed include but are not limited to: sexual issues, communication concerns, trust, relationship dissatisfaction, infidelity, and divorce.

Family Therapy: Family members meet with me for one hour, to address issues disrupting the family unit. We may choose to meet weekly or bi-weekly. Issues addressed include but are not limited to: a family member coming-out as LGBT, a transgender family member contemplating, beginning, or currently in transition, and communication issues.