The struggles we face in life are ultimately a result of the pain that we cause ourselves and others. Keep in mind the definition of “Family” can be broad and diverse. My view is anyone that you care about and have conflict with, qualifies. In my practice I have had the opportunity to work with the following types of issues:
- Parent-Child Issues (Mother/Daughter/Father/Son)
- Blending Step Families (Co-Parenting Problems)
- Co-Worker Conflicts
- Sibling Rivalry (of the Teenage Variety)
- Managing Conflicts with your Boss or with an Employee
I work hard with all members involved and together we work on improving your communication, clearing up past misunderstandings, and healing the hurt that these conflicts have created.
As a generalist, I draw upon a variety of methods, techniques and experiences to help each family succeed. The following are links to specialists and other resources that have influenced the way I practice family therapy:
- Nina Brown, "Children of the Self Absorbed"
- Stephen Covey, "Seven Habits of Effective Families"
- John Gottman, "Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child"
- Robert Karen, "Becoming Attached"
- Pia Mellody, "Facing CoDependence"