My clients all have one thing in common - they have the courage to believe things can - in some way - be better.
I am a relationship therapist who helps clients understand underlying dynamics that are not working, and which often get replayed in painful ways. At the start, clients find it helpful when we are able to map these sequence of events; to break it down and really understand their own “dance.” During this process, clients I work with gain insight about their experiences, emotions and thoughts. In time, this allows for new responses to the old and stuck patterns.
Throughout our work, I focus on care of each individual as well as the relationship as a whole; this includes self-care, self-advocacy, communication skills, and gaining awareness about when they each feel connected - or not - to the other. I work collaboratively with clients to help them create unique, reachable and meaningful therapy goals.
I am a long-standing student of the heart and personal growth, always seeking to understand the kaleidoscope of feelings the human experience provides. When out of the office, I enjoy music, hiking, swimming, yoga, dance, and time with my family.
Therapists and teachers who most inform my work are:
-- Sue Johnson (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy)
-- John Gottman (Principles of a Healthy Marriage)
-- Sharon Salzberg (Loving Kindness)
Robin K. Schnitzler, LMFT