For the past 35 years, I have specialized in relationship counseling including couples, marital and family therapy. I’ve worked with clients to build relationship skills including improving communication, handling conflict, dealing with physical and emotional intimacy, expressing positive and negative feelings and positive parenting with children of all ages.
I have experience in treating families in addressing pregnancy and postpartum changes, coping with divorce, midlife changes and teens moving away from home, substance abuse and co-dependency, and dealing with relationship challenges with adult children. Because relationships have a significant influence on our health and well-being, I have always been interested in helping people work out the problems they may be having with their loved ones, friends, and families, to make their relationships better and stronger.
I regard sexual health as an important aspect of a healthy relationship and help partners deal with issues including lack of desire, different attitudes about sex, finding a balance with each other about the role of sex in their relationship, communicating sexual interest, and problems with arousal and pleasure. Studies show that partners who say they have a good sex life, report that their emotional connection is positive and strong, and relies on open and direct communication, being honest and respectful of each other and being able to understand situations from the other person’s point of view. My approach to sex therapy incorporates learning these skills as well as body-based techniques for having a satisfying experience.