Family Therapy

Family relationships are ties that last a lifetime.

Right now you may feel:

  • Frustrated with yourself for not being the parent you think you should be.
  • You can see that your family is not handling emotions well, but you’re not sure how to help and what to do differently.
  • You or your family members have changed in ways that have created tension and distance in your relationships.
  • Your children are entering a new phase of their lives and you’re not sure how to connect with them.
  • You feel like everything you say is not making an impact on your children.

“In the last decade or so, science has discovered a tremendous amount about the role emotions play in our lives. Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships.” ~ Dr. John Gottman, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

In family therapy you can:

  • Create specific actions to take when you’re not sure what to do or say.
  • Open up communication to rebuild connections and make emotions safe to talk about.
  • Learn to respect other family members’ needs and ways they communicate.
  • Feel more confident about handling emotional outbursts and distances.
  • Break old habits and create new, healthy ones to be a better coach and parent.

The treatment of relationship difficulties is a primary focus of my practice.

Combining emotionally focused (EFT) work, with practical, scientifically-proven techniques (Gottman Method), there is a better chance of making significant changes that become permanent.

In my more than 25 years as a therapist, I have helped many different and diverse families come together, strengthen their relationships and, ultimately, live a happier, more loving home life.

My professional credentials:

  • Master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Houston, 1986.
  • Certified Emotionally Focused Couples (EFT) therapist and supervisor and a member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
  • Certified Gottman Method couples therapist, certified Gottman couples workshop leader, certified Level I trainer, and a member of the Gottman Institute.
  • I am a previous board member of Houston Group Psychotherapy Society,  member of the Houston Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT-S by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.
  • Licensed professional counselor supervisor LPC-S by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.
  • Director of HCEFT, Houston Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy

Family sessions are done in person, in my Houston office. Typically I meet with you for an evaluation and then recommend a meeting schedule.

Please note: In my practice I do not accept any insurance. The appropriate documents will be handed to you so you can file your own claim. You may want to check with your insurance carrier for coverage before we meet.

If you would like to work with me, please get in touch.

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