My experience and areas of focus include,
, substance use disorders, eating disorders, adult children of alcoholics, co-dependency, attachment issues, relationship / sex & love addiction, mood disorders, personality disorders, oppositional defiance, divorced and blended family issues, individual, couples, adolescent and family systems therapy.
Why do we feel persistent shame, sadness, or hopelessness? Why do we find ourselves in situations and relationships that are hurtful and unsatisfying? Why do we repeat behaviors that hurt? Why can't we find the motivation to become who we know we can? Why are we addicted? Often it is because we are relying on maladaptive coping skills and defense mechanisms to navigate challenging or even traumatic circumstances in our lives. I wholeheartedly believe in the ability and resiliency of the human spirit. Throughout history we have evidence of individuals overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds.