Psychotherapy for Couples & Families

Staff-picture-tonyI believe people are wired for relationships. They help shape us, grow us, and are the vehicle for the most amazing and life-changing experiences we will ever know. But whether you are dating, married, raising children, or dealing with family issues, doing relationship well is not easy.

Day in and day out, it is my joy and privilege to support and encourage couples and families through the normal and not so normal struggles of life. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my unique training and experience allows me to serve you with expertise.

Whether you are a couple struggling to make your relationship work, a couple preparing for marriage, a family in the thick of it with new kids, or you have years of experience under your belt, I want to work with you to figure out how trust, joy, and passion can be restored to your relationship.

Families are faced with countless challenges as they raise kids the best they are able. Many parents bring their middle school and high school students in for counseling to find the right kind of support and intervention their family is needing. I strive to work with your family’s schedule and tailor services to meet your child’s specific needs.

If you are seeking therapy because you are struggling with a crisis, feel overwhelmed by emotional pain, or are confronted by seemingly intractable conflict at home, work, or school, you are not alone. As others have found, therapy can help you work through these and other issues in a journey toward resolution and relief.

My Personal Belief in Therapy

My role as a psychotherapist is to join you in your struggle for freedom and joy in life and relationships. I come to the therapeutic relationship with an ear desiring to hear your story, with a heart of compassion for your pain and struggle, and with a mind that seeks to confidently shine wisdom and truth onto your journey as we together figure the way onward. I am curious; I am open; I am accepting; and I enter every meeting with heart of thankfulness that I love the people I get to work with.

I don’t believe that therapy is about digging up the past and analyzing it to death. Rather, my work focuses on your present experiences, while bringing in relevant aspects of your history to help illuminate the themes, desires, and patterns manifesting themselves in your life right now. Understanding how the past has shaped the way you presently respond and react to life’s stressors, then locating that experience in the context of your family system is sometimes referred to as systems family therapy, and it is the modality that I most work out of with clients.

Therapy is a journey filled with small, manageable steps. If you are ready to take the first step, feel free to contact me for an initial consultation.