Relationships are dynamic, changing over time. They involve two separate individuals coming together to create a third entity: the couple. Each individual comes into a relationship with their own histories, patterns, feelings, and behaviors. All couples have difficulties and struggles. Sometimes, it may feel that your relationship has gone beyond that. My approach to couple therapy combines a focus on addressing and understanding patterns of communication and intimacy, as well as addressing underlying patterns that affect both partners, all of which are somewhat within our awareness and outside of it.
In my practice, I frequently work with interracial couples and with people who identify as LGBTIQ people of color, meeting the needs of individuals who embrace multiple cultural identities that are part of non-dominant cultural groups. This work involves recognition of how external cultural influences impact our relationships, work, identity and more, and helping to better understand our experience of these influences. I see couples whose relationships fall within and outside of heteronormative ideas. I am experienced seeing a wide variety of different partner conglomerations. This includes closed, monogamous relationships; open relationships; and a variety of polyamorous configurations. I am also experienced in working with a variety of sexual activity preferences and kinks.