Are you considering marriage and family therapy? Are you struggling in your relationship? Are you caught in a negative perspective regarding your partner and your relationship? Are you having difficulty managing conflict in your relationship? Are you caught in gridlocked, perpetual conflict? Are you feeling lonely and isolated in your relationship? Are you having difficulty with child behavior or parent-child conflict? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you may want to consider marriage and family therapy.
Marriage and family therapists are specially trained to work with relationships: couple, parent-child, and family relationships. Good marriage and family therapists work with the relationship as a whole, as a system, while balancing the welfare and needs of all involved in and effected by the relationship.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Gottman Therapist, Couples Workshop Leader, and Clinical Trainer. This means that, in addition to my training in marriage and family therapy, I have been trained and certified in a particular school of couples therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, based on the pioneering work and research of Dr. John Gottman with over 3000 couples for over four decades and his collaboration with Dr. Julie Gottman. This method emphasizes a “nuts-and-bolts” approach to improving clients’ relationships and is designed to help teach specific tools to deepen friendship and intimacy in your relationship. To help you productively manage conflicts, you will be given methods to manage “resolvable problems” and dialogue about “gridlocked” (or perpetual) issues. We will also work together to help you appreciate your relationship’s strengths and to gently navigate through its vulnerabilities.
Within marriage and family therapy, I have experience working with couples in recovery from addiction, situational intimate partner violence, infidelity, parent-child conflict, children and adolescents with behavioral problems, families of addiction, and suicidal ideation. Additionally, I am Spanish-English bilingual.
I am also an Art and Science of Love Weekend Workshop for Couples Leader. I plan to provide the Art and Science of Love Weekend Workshop for Couples quarterly in the Jacksonville-St. Augustine area and perhaps in other cities throughout Florida. For information on my next Art and Science of Love Weekend Workshop for Couples in Jacksonville, September 16-17, 2017, see The Art and Science of Love Returns to Jacksonville.
In addition to my certification in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, I am a Group Triple P – Positive Parenting and a Real Colors Facilitator (both are considered evidence-based approaches).
For more information on me and my training and background, see Why Choose Happy Couples Healthy Communities?
My office is conveniently located in Bartram Park, at 12724 Gran Bay Parkway West, Suite 410, Jacksonville, 32258. To schedule an appointment, please call me at (904) 289-2954.
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