LCSW, Certified Gottman Therapist, Certified AASECT Sex Therapist, Founder
Although I see many couples as clients, I also work with individuals. I have been a therapist for several decades and appreciate the endless learning opportunities I continue to find in this work.
Details on my fees are at the bottom of this page. In addition to services in my office, I see clients online if they are in Oregon, New York or Florida (required link: https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/)
Please also see my site about sex therapy, http://SexPositiveTherapist.com
I strive to collaborate with clients. Although I have a great deal of experience as a therapist and have been through extensive training, only you are truly expert on knowing who you are and what you need. I attempt to offer useful information that holds practical value for many people, and then we work together to see what helps and what doesn’t fit for you. Often my role involves helping you find words for complicated emotions. I also help people check for “blind spots.” Sometimes it is reassuring to learn that you are doing all you can in a challenging situation and probably not missing much.
My connection with The Gottman Institute: I am proud to be associated with the Gottman Institute and really believe their method of helping couples is the “gold standard” in this field.This approach is based on more than 40 years of meticulous, leading-edge scientific research. I apply these research findings to offer practical, down-to-earth therapy. I have trained extensively at the Gottman Institute in Seattle and am fully-certified as a Gottman Institute Relationship Therapist.
No other approach to couples education and therapy has relied on such intensive, detailed and long-term scientific study of why marriages succeed or fail. John Gottman was recently voted one of the top 10 most influential therapists of the past quarter-century by the popular professional magazine Psychotherapy Networker. This prestigious award is just one of his many remarkable accomplishments.
In order to become certified, I participated in about 100 hours of trainings in Seattle with John and Julie Gottman, followed by 12 hours of consultation with Senior Gottman therapists to review videos of my sessions showing live work with couples, so that I could demonstrate my expertise in applying this method of therapy.
I have also been trained and am authorized by the Gottman Institute to present their Art and Science of Love workshops for couples, and to provide professional training to other therapists. Additional Gottman workshops I offer periodically include Bringing Baby Home and The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work.
Weekend Private Intensives for Couples: Accelerated Weekend sessions, called “Marathon Sessions” by the Gottman Institute, are available for couples who wish to meet for a comprehensive assessment in a private retreat format. Please contact me for details.
FEES & PAYMENT: I do not bill insurance directly, but many plans reimburse for a portion of my services and I can provide you with detailed paperwork to submit for reimbursement.
I accept cash, checks, debit and major credit cards. Please feel welcome to contact me directly with any questions about payment.
Appointments are booked in 50 and 85 minute increments.
I charge $180 for daytime appointments of 50 minutes, and appointments at 3:00 PM or later are $220.
Extended sessions of 85 minutes are $260 daytime and $300 for evenings.
I have some daytime spots for scholarship clients who need adjusted fees; please feel welcome to ask me about this. Time slots after 3:00 PM are at a premium.