Psychotherapy can help to overcome a wide array of life's challenges
Navigating dating and relationships can be daunting. Often, the person you choose to date has both the positive and negative qualities of the folks who raised you. As a result, you may find yourself repeating old disappointments and frustrations in your current relationships. Intimacy may seem to elude you altogether. If you're in a relationship, you may benefit from learning new communication skills that can enhance your experience of intimacy. By exploring the dynamics of your current and past relationships, we can identify and explore old wounds that get in the way of finding or keeping love.
Whether you are just starting to come out or have been out for many years, it’s important that you work with a therapist who understands the unique gifts and complexities of sexual orientation and gender identity, someone who affirms lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives. I am deeply committed to the LGBTQ communities and understand the challenge of living in a culture that can be hostile to your core identity. I have many years of experience working with LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families. My practice is a safe and trustworthy space in which I welcome you to bring your whole self.
How we express our sexuality, regardless of orientation, is deeply personal. There can be a compulsive urge to seek out or use sex obsessively, without regard for the potential harm to the important parts of our life. People who experience out of control sexual behaviors, sexual compulsivity and sex addiction invariably have feelings of shame due to the frustration of not being able to change behaviors that aren't working. These are treatable conditions. There is hope for the person who has the courage to seek help. I have trained with the leaders in the field and am uniquely qualified to help integrate a healthy and positive sexuality in to your life.