The foundation of my therapeutic approach is based on the idea that people are worthy of achieving a greater potential, regardless of what their surrounding environment or circumstances are or may have been. I am passionate about connecting with people and helping them to achieve healthy family boundaries. I specialize in entire family and couple relationship patterns. I approach each relationship with compassion for whatever family dynamic you are in or have come from in your childhood. We will explore your life together to understand the areas that may need some help or just a little improvement. I operate from a holistic, systemic perspective in viewing entire relationship systems. My goal during each session is to achieve an empathic and respectful connection with my clients. Each session will be very individualized, using various psychological therapeutic approaches such as the Gottman Method based on 40+ years of couples research in what makes marriages succeed or fail, Family Systems Theory, and Narrative Therapy.
I am here to help you talk through your personal, private issues in a safe, accepting, supportive, comfortable, and collaborative environment. My goal is to help clients understand their emotions and how their own individual perspectives and past may contribute in whether their relationships either work or fail. My approach is to help clients identify patterns of communication that can lead to core issues or problems within their relationships. I assist each client in developing new strategies to achieve clarification and honesty within themselves. I specialize in child and adolescent therapy, couples therapy, premarital or marriage counseling, divorce counseling, parenting and co-parenting counseling, elder counseling, and always as a priority – family therapy. The length of our therapy together will be determined by your specific needs and goals. In the course of our work together we will establish points at which to evaluate your satisfaction and progress.
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, I have a unique extensive 19 year career background working at NASAJohnson Space Center as a flight controller in the Mission Control Center. I have also presented extensive research specifically on topics such as abuse and autism at National Conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of marriage and family relationships. I have particularly worked with children through the Brazoria County Alliance for Children in Pearland and Angleton, couples and families at The Center for Couples and Families as well as at The Center for Relationship Wellness in Friendswood.