I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 40 years of experience working with a variety of interpersonal and relationship issues. Over the past five years in my private practice, I have worked exclusively with couples having been trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy by Sue Johnson. I have found that couples often get into predictable unhealthy but normal patterns of interaction leaving each partner defensive and guarded. Since these patterns often lead to conflict, couples learn to avoid discussing issues leaving each feeling isolated and alone. Even though healthy couples also get into these same patterns, they seem to have the ability to repair and later discuss these issues. Such discussion leads to increased openness and understanding which leads to greater intimacy. As a couples therapist, one needs to be highly directive and active so that the couple does not repeat the same patterns that led them to counseling in the first place. However, this also requires that I provide a safe haven for each partner so that one does not feel misunderstood or left out.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Fatherhood Issues , Post-traumatic Stress , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Visually Impaired , Workplace Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
LCSW #024112 (Expires: 2023-05-31)
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My therapist is great. Very knowledgeable and provides solutions.
Thomas has always been respectful and made us feel comfortable to share with each other.