There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Anxiety and Depression
Everyone experiences depression and/or anxiety occasionally. It is part of the human condition. Although they are different conditions, anxiety and depression do commonly occur together. They can affect how you feel, think, and behave. When these feelings interfere with your daily activities, limit your choices, or impact your relationships, it is time to seek help. Obsessive-compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder are closely related to anxiety disorder and PTSD does not result only from battlefield trauma.
Each person experiences grief differently and there is no right way or wrong way to experience grief. There is no one path and no timetable. There are, however, healthy ways to cope with loss that allow you to move forward into renewal and, with time, to feeling whole again. Mourning is a necessary process for healing and recovery from loss. It is not a pathology to be avoided or medicated away. It is important to acknowledge and honor the grieving experience so the feelings are not turned outward at other people or turned inward causing physical illness.
Relationships and Sexual Issues
Relationships change over time. When the well-worn paths to comfort and closeness between the couple no longer work, resentment can build and the couple may resort to using words as weapons. Change is often stressful. Learning to accept change as an opportunity to deepen the intimate bond is a powerful antidote to resentment and possible separation. Sexual expectations and satisfactions also change. Therapy provides a safe place to deal with sexual difficulties, fantasies, fears, or desires. Differing levels of sexual desire between the couple often arise and can be effectively worked through to keep the sexual connection fresh, alive, and satisfying.