While many of my clients share common issues, each client brings their own unique set of circumstances into our sessions. I draw upon several different theoretical frameworks in my therapy, dependent upon what is presented in session.
Couples I see in counseling love each other but know their relationship is not as good as it could be. Couples often wait too long before coming to counseling because they feel they should be able to fix the problems in their relationship on their own. In couples counseling I help clients gain insight into their relationship and learn the tools that will help them sustain a quality relationship with each other.
Relationship issues include difficulty forming or sustaining relationships, those considering divorce or going through a divorce, or individuals in a relationship where the partner does not wish to participate in counseling.
It's not easy taking the first step towards solving sexual health problems, but it's even harder to go on living with them. My clients seek out therapy for many sexual intimacy issues, including low sexual arousal, difficulty being vulnerable, body image issues, erectile disorders, painful sexual intercourse, gender identity or orientation issues or difficulty relating with regards to past sexual abuse or other trauma.
People who have experienced trauma sometimes feel it was enough just to have survived the event. However, the impact of trauma can come out years later. I provide therapy to clients who are survivors of sexual, physical or emotional abuse, have experienced the traumatic loss of a loved one, witnessed or been the victim of a traumatic event, and veterans with post traumatic stress syndrome. For some clients, it is important to review the traumatic event, for others it's not beneficial. What is important to keep in mind is that just because an event wasn't traumatic for someone else, doesn't mean it wasn't a trauma for you.