I am Licensed Mental Health Therapist, specializing in treating addiction, trauma, and at its core, intimacy issues. Over 15 years in the field have helped my hone skills that help couples and individuals build a happier and healthier sex life. Happy and fulfilling relationships are what humans seem to value at the end of the day. My experience and belief is that intimate relationships are very much worth that little bit of extra effort needed to make them truly thrive.
My training in EMDR, EFT, Trauma-Focused CBT, and mindfulness practices help enable individuals and couples to change those behaviors that seem to be inhibiting the growth and joy that come from true connection with self and others. I have been in the field of addictions and dual diagnoses for over 15 yrs and have worked in inpatient psychiatric facilities, substance abuse treatment centers, & in outpatient settings. I am also a PhD Candidate in clinical Sexology, experienced with diverse populations. If trauma, addiction, or intimacy issues are holding you back, intruding into multiple areas of your life, please know that you do not need to continue to suffer. Take charge of your life and seek the help you deserve.
Turning to drugs/alcohol/sex or other compulsions to medicate and cope with childhood issues or trauma is not a long term, viable strategy in life. It begets more suffering. Your biggest obstacle may be simply be reaching out and asking for help! I would be honored to accompany you on that journey to happy and fulfilled life.