Words of Wisdom:

“The art of living lies less
in eliminating
our troubles
than in
growing with them.”

~Bernard M. Baruch


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"In every marriage
more than a week old,
there are grounds
for divorce.
The trick is to find,
and continue to find,
grounds
for a marriage."

~Robert Anderson



As a licensed MFT practicing in Newport Beach, CA, I'm committed to helping you improve your relationships with yourself and others, and, to assist you to actively affect your well-being.

For committed couples caught in cycles of conflict and distancing, headed toward what seems like inevitable separation, I'll help you build skills to find your way back to loving and supportive connection.

For adult individuals, couples or families having interpersonal challenges, I offer you tools and practical coaching for how to build and sustain important bonds, and, facilitate healing where there are broken ones.

It's so vital that you be able to express difficult emotions like anger, depression, and anxiety in healthy ways, in order to create and nurture positive relations with others, as well as provide a release-valve for stress that can affect your health.

If you struggle with painful circumstances like an affair, divorce, illness, trauma, or other loss, I'll serve as your compassionate witness and guide in healthy grieving and letting-go. From there, I'll assist you to uncover meaning and strength to move forward in your life. It is my profound privilege to support you in grieving your losses and moving forward from divorce, illness, and other life challenges.

It's my intention that within a few sessions you'll be applying effective self-care and communication skills with visible results. I'll coach you in ways of relating to yourself and others that will enhance your everyday interactions. I also provide you numerous hand-outs that reinforce the work we do in session.

 

I believe the keys to healing include non-judgment, forgiveness, self-responsibility, a healthy sense of humor, and honest partnership with a committed listener. I'll encourage you toward increased intimacy, engagement and mastery in your life. Together, we'll tune-up your relationship to yourself and your world to allow the best of you to shine through.

 

 

Counseling Newport Beach

 

I specialize in support for couples & adult individuals having difficulties with anxiety, intimacy, anger expression, grief & loss, and sexuality.

INDIVIDUAL, COUPLE & FAMILY PSYCHOTHERAPY:

Relationship Issues:
  • Couples Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Divorce Prevention
  • Parenting Skills
  • Pre-Marital Counsel
  • Workplace Issues

Individual Challenges:

  • Anxiety/Panic/Fears
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Creativity Blocks
  • Spirituality Issues
  • Substance Abuse

Adjusting to Change:

  • Life Circumstances
  • Launching Children
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Health Challenges
  • Aging Parents
  • Unexpected Gains/Losses


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“The most powerful agent of growth and transformation is something much more basic than any technique:
a change of heart.”

~John Welwood



Contact my office today at: (714) 675-1423 or E-mail