Treatment Specialization Includes:
- Couples Counseling
- Family Relationships & Conflict
- Peer Relationships
- Emotional Abuse
- Divorce Adjustment
- Stress Management
- Coping Skills
- Communication Skills
- Self Esteem
- Life Transition
- Women’s Issues
Our greatest joys and woes are often experienced within the framework of our relationships. My primary focus is on helping people achieve satisfying and fulfilling relationships. Even committed and successful relationships can have difficult issues that go unresolved.
Early experiences are part of a multi-layered tapestry of life experience that shapes the person we become. Exploring how the past influences the present is a powerful way to gain a deeper understanding of how individuals contribute to problems in their relationships and what to do about it. Therapy can help illuminate the motivating forces behind the thinking and behaviors of loved ones so that partners can communicate with each other more effectively.
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and use a variety of different therapeutic interventions including the methods of acclaimed psychologists Harville Hendrix and John and Julie Gottman.
Anxiety & Depression
Most of us think, behave, and react on a purely conscious level, never realizing that we are driven by impulses from deep within the unconscious self. Limited awareness keeps us from realizing that our attitudes, beliefs, feelings and behaviors are based on deep-seated fears created by past conditioning and accumulated emotional pain. Fear creates negative thinking, which can cause a distorted self-image, dysfunctional relationships, lack of personal fulfillment, anxiety or depression. In our attempts to alleviate fear, we think and act in ways that can create suffering for others and ourselves. Therapy can help provide freedom from these hidden forces and open the way to living a more joyful life.
Throughout our lives, we negotiate an emotional landscape with unknown twists and turns. Young adults are challenged with self-understanding, turbulent social forces, developing intimacy with others, and building a career. Maturing women and men make lifelong commitments such as choosing a life partner, raising children, meeting work and career challenges, and holding on to a sense of self and life balance. Adults at advancing ages experience the incomparable challenges of aging, staying healthy, vital and active, losing loved ones, or caring for a parent or life partner with mental or physical health issues.
The fallout from an adult’s life challenges impacts body and mind, sexuality, intimacy and relationships, and and can have a substantial effect on aging. The result is often a feeling of being alone, confused, and overwhelmed. Commitment to moving toward peace of mind can be a constant struggle. Some people accept mental turmoil as normal and think of serenity as unattainable. Regardless of the circumstances, the most courageous thing we can do is to focus on our own health and well-being.
Opportunities to find deeper power within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. —Philosopher Joseph Campbell
My comfortable, lakeside office is conveniently located at I-85 North and Clairmont Road in Brookhaven in between Buckhead and Decatur. After or before our session, take a walk around the lake and enjoy the serenity of water and wildlife.
If you prefer a therapy session in the comfort of your own environment, request a video teletherapy session. Video sessions are convenient for stay-at-home parents, those who travel for work, people who are mobility challenged, or residents of Atlanta suburbs or locations throughout Georgia.
Video sessions are easy because all you need is standard equipment such as a computer with built in camera, earbuds or microphone, and a private place. I am a Distance Credentialed Counselor certified by the Telehealth Certification Institute.
Amy talks about the convenience of video teletherapy sessions
I offer therapy sessions by phone for 25 or 50 minutes.