We can’t change the world alone.
Coaching for individuals and couples
MA in Clinical/Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from La Salle University
BA in Psychology and Sociology
MEd in Clinical Human Sexuality from Widener University
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I believe that quality coaching requires vulnerability and someone to accept you unconditionally. My goal is to provide that support and any guidance you need to become your best self. Perhaps you’re struggling with marital or relationship issues; maybe it’s personal growth or trying to conquer a to do list. I often hear clients ask, “Why is everyone else better at this than me?” I want to find that anxious, insecure, depressed voice telling you this and give you the tools to vanquish it.
I am a fierce advocate for my clients, even against the meaner parts of themselves, and I believe coaching is the space where you develop that fierceness for your own. I love working around communication, self sabotage, positive habit building — your basic Taking Care of Business skills. I know you have the capacity to change and you need the space of someone approachable to direct you where you need to go.
My practice utilizes Dialectical Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Gottman and Emotion-Focused theories informed from a compassionate and inclusive lens. My clients are a swirl — a mix of kinky, non-monogamous, and vanilla people alike. I never want to push an option that will not work for you but I may offer options you haven’t thought of.
Coaching differs from therapy in that it is more structured, goal-oriented, and finite than therapy. Therapy tends to be a free-form deep-dive into every complexity that makes you a person; I don’t do this. Coaching hones in on the present and future more intensely and I provide you a customized series of topics to cover. Coaching is short-term and a great fit for highly motivated people.
I offer coaching for individuals and couples. Here are some topics I cover but please reach out if you need more clarity or are curious if your case would be a good fit for coaching:
Coaching for individuals focuses on executive functioning skills such as self management, time management, and space management. It is your essential “getting things done” path where we may talk about life transitions, organization, building self confidence (and compassion), and finding balance for the areas of your life. Individual clients that struggle with executive functioning may have a diagnosis of anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, some combination of these, something different, or are not diagnosed at all.
Coaching for couples is essentially a crash course on communicating effectively, connecting better, figuring out where to go in a relationship (including possible separation), finding a balance in household tasks, along with other topics.
Coaching for non-monogamous couples tends to focus what I call Non-Monogamy 201 to get their open relationship started on the right foot. Most of my clients have gotten the 101 experience from reading books or talking to others but they do not know what is right for them. Enter Non-Monogamy 201. This is your crash course around boundary setting, relationship negotiation, insecurity/jealousy management and more. This is a great fit for people who don’t know how to get started and want the structure, support, and accountability of a professional there helping them get things “right”.
All it takes is a call or email to get started. I’m happy to help you decide if coaching is the right choice for you.