My practice incorporates:
The Gottman Institute (University of Washington) supplements my training with a research-based framework from which to identify the strengths and growth areas of a relationship or marriage, and tools by which to nurture relationships to their potential. My goal is to help individuals understand themselves and each other in order to protect each other. To that end, we look at the patterns that exist in a relationship, and create better patterns of mutual safety, love, and respect. If mutual understanding can be achieved; new patterns can be learned, and friendship can be restored. Couples can emerge stronger than before. (Intensive marriage retreats are offered through Couples Therapists, Inc.)
In individual counseling, our objective is to look at the sources of thoughts and behaviors—both adaptive (working) and maladaptive (not working)—so that liberation can be known. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and BWRT (BrainWorking Recursive Therapy) (see descriptions on counseling tab) are interventions that might be enlisted to achieve this goal, especially where trauma is involved. The goal of individual counseling is to live in freedom toward a more satisfying future.
Seminars, classes, and speaking engagements are offered for those interested in learning more about relationships, trauma, and adaptive living. These include seminars of The Gottman Institute (The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, and Bringing Baby Home).
CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION can be incorporated into the above, if desired.
Some evening and Saturday morning hours are available.
6900 W. 80th Street, Ste. 105
Overland Park, KS 66204