I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 7 years of experience. In my couples counseling experience, I have worked with issues of parenting, communication, and stage of life challenges (death, loss of a job, new pregnancy or child, or moving). At times, the work is for two partners to rediscover each other. At other times, it’s about expressing deep feelings for the first time and finding healthy outlets for these feelings. At its core, my work is ultimately about honoring one’s self and honoring other in relationship, (re-)discovering relationship strengths, and building awareness of communication styles.
How do I work with you? After we’ve built some trust, I might sit with you as you process deep emotions, staying where you are and offering some reflections. At other times, I will listen and offer insights, observations, and suggestions. No matter what alliance we create together (deep listener, mentor, coach, etc.), I will treat you with the utmost respect, remain curious, move at the pace you need me to move, and help you build confidence to step into the changes you want to make.
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, Jungian, and Gestalt approaches. However, these approaches are ultimately ways to look at the challenges you are facing more than a prescriptive set of interventions. As we work together, I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Control Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Narcissism , Posttraumatic Stress , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
LMFT #116681 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
John is an absolute savior and a brilliant counselor.
I appreciate the messages I receive from my counselor