CONNECTFULNESS COUNSELING SPECIALTIES

Congratulations on taking this courageous step. I help people, just like you, who are struggling in relationships. Your struggle to let anyone else see you begins with a struggle to see yourself. It can be uncomfortable to slow down and give yourself permission to be seen and see yourself. The magic ripples forth from here though —when you can identify what you feel, want and need— that’s where Connectfulness begins…

I work with individuals and couples of diverse sexual, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

 
 

STRUGGLING IN RELATIONSHIPS?

Do you feel like you can’t find the love you crave? Or maybe it’s right there in front of you and you struggle to let it in. You're stuck in a loop of feeling unseen, unheard and misunderstood in love and relationships. It doesn’t feel good and you know it doesn’t have to be this way. You too can find love and enjoy relationships. You just might need a little support along the way, because it’s very likely that the relationship in the most need of repair, is your relationship…with you.

 
 

COUPLES COUNSELING

You and your partner get caught  in a cycle of connection and disconnection. We all like to think that we can avoid the mess of disconnection in relationships. But we can’t. The simple truth is that relationships are difficult. As you and your partner seek a deeper, more sustainable connection, you must also allow often necessary and powerful times of disconnect – even when that’s horribly uncomfortable to do. Here’s a secret: Happy couples fight. They just do a somewhat better job of it than unhappy couples. And a big part of that “better” lies in their repair skills. It’s in the repair process that we grow.

 
 

SEXUAL ISSUES

Sex is an essential part of being human and an integral aspect of connecting in love relationships. Sex feel good and helps you connect deeper with your partners and yourself. It’s not always easy though, in fact, many people develop sexual difficulties. I work with individuals, couples, and moresomes of diverse sexual, ethnic and religious backgrounds to help address sexual issues that arise.

 
 

DISCERNMENT COUNSELING: COUPLES ON THE BRINK

If you or your spouse are considering divorce but are not completely sure that’s the best path, you are in a tough spot. And Discernment Counseling is designed for you. It’s a chance to slow down, take a breath, and look at your options for your marriage. Discernment Counseling is a new way of helping couples where one person is “leaning out” of the relationship—and not sure that regular marriage counseling would help–and the other is “leaning in”—that is, interested in rebuilding the marriage. I'll help you decide whether to try to restore your marriage to health, move toward divorce, or take a time out and 

 
 

FOR PARENTS

Parenthood is a transformational journey and it can also leave you feeling lost and depleted. Parents often encounter complicated emotions and recover old memories that feel uncomfortable.  In truth, being a parent exposes your human vulnerabilities and shifts your relationships. 

 
 

ANIMAL ASSISTED RELATIONSHIP THERAPY

It’s well known that sometimes when us humans have a hard time connecting with one another, we might have an easier time connecting with other, non verbal, mammalian species. You’ll build confidence in your own reflection through gentle observation. Working with canine and/or equine co-therapists you will have a change to dive into how you see yourself; your feelings, your observations of your shadows and your relationships. We’ll create a healing environment to nourish and nurture you that you’ll take back home and share with all of the important people in your life.

 
 

CONSULTATION FOR THERAPISTS

We dive into the space between business coaching and personal therapy, because the messy middle is exactly where you live. That messy space between personal and professional? That’s where the growth happens. As a therapist or a healer who is dedicated to both  personal and professional well-being, you often feel like you’re holding two powerful sets of priorities.  This is a place of great potential and growth. But it’s also a messy, challenging place to live. Though it may feel that these are two different worlds, there is really no separation. Both the personal and the professional are powerful facets of YOU, and the richness of your humanity emerges when you find a way to let these elements mix. Your ongoing growth and satisfaction rely on  integration. And that begins with seeing yourself, your dreams, and your goals...and how it all interweaves.