Adults

I work with adults in a variety of ways from short-term to longer range options. I have been able to help people with anxiety, depression, compulsive behavior, sleep problems, addictions, and many relationship problems.

If we work together, I will dedicate myself to helping you open up possibilities you didn’t know were there. I will be a supportive, non-judgmental partner, helping you see where you are and where you want to be.
To schedule a consultation, please call or email me.

Marijuana Overuse and Addiction

Given the increased availability of medical and recreational marijuana in California, I am seeing more teens and adults with issues of overusing marijuana and having it interfere with their lives, reduce motivation and increase isolation. The variety of marijuana delivery systems (including the flavors and colors of edible marijuana) bring a different consumer mentality to pot use. Several factors that used to stop people are gone: fear of it being illegal, health concerns around smoke inhalation, and the skunky smell.  Many people believe that marijuana is not addictive, but I have seen it controls people’s lives. Fortunately, there are proven methods that help people change their relationship to it. Many people find what can help them at Marijuana Anonymous. www.marijuana-anonymous.org I’m happy to talk with anyone who is struggling with this.

 Collaborative Divorce

There is a way to end a marriage without toxic battles that hurt everyone. It is called collaborative divorce or consensual dispute resolution. Divorce can be a positive choice. If you have children, you may realize that you will have to work with your ex for a long time, well beyond your children reaching age 18. Consider all the choices you will have to agree on, from sleep training to what school or activities to enroll in, to handling risky behavior in the teenage years.  Given all this parenting that you must continue to do together, it will be in everyone’s best interest to keep you on the best speaking terms possible. The way you divorce sets the tone for how you will co-parent for years to come.

If you are considering divorcing, I can give you referrals to attorneys and other professionals and help sort through which way to go with mediation, litigation or collaborative. Feel free to call me to get started now.