Marin Individual Therapy (Larkspur)

Welcome!  It appears you might be considering making some important changes in how you feel, your happiness level or in your general functioning.  The bottom line forMarin Individual Therapy Counseling most people who seek counseling/therapy is that something simply isn’t working, despite attempts to resolve the issue on their own.  This is a big step and one that can be scary, especially if you’ve never done kind of counseling before.  My therapy practice is about 50/50 individual and couples therapy and I am passionate about both aspects of my work.

The following are some of the primary areas I might be able to help you with:

  • Anxiety and depression  
  • Stress and anger management 
  • Family of origin wounds 
  • Trauma 
  • Sexual, physical and emotional abuse 
  • Codependence 
  • Perfectionism/Type “A” 
  • Life transitions 
  • Personal growth

 

My goal is to help you gain insight and empower you towards lasting, positive change.

 

I offer practical tools and management techniques and strive to empower you to learn to thrive on your own, outside of the therapy office.  I view each person as a unique tapestry of life events and personal characteristics.   For many, distress sources are rooted in early childhood experiences with less than ideal parental relationships and attachment deficiencies.  Resolving and moving past family of origin wounds is a practice specialty and passion of mine.  In addition to the relevance of genetics, temperament, resilience and the like, your past experiences can negatively (or positively) impact the present so part of the therapy can involve an exploration of your family of origin.

  • What life experiences may have taught you that your environment or people can’t be trusted?
  • Did you feel emotionally safe (and physically safe) growing up?
  • Did you experience a lot of criticism and have high expectations placed on you?
  • Were you emotionally neglected and coped with rigid independence – that no longer serves you to such a degree now?

In addition to family of origin considerations, I have a particular interest in neuroscience (how to rewire the brain for happiness and peace of mind) and mindfulness.

The end game is to get you through the therapy process as efficiently as possible but the door always remains open should check-ins or other issues come up later.  The needs of my clients are always unique and I do my best to adapt to those individual needs.

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