Real Victories:

Celebrate/Honor/Love Conquers Hate/Success​/Happiness

/Achievement/Healing​/Joy/Integration/Growth

 

 

Even though some of these may seem like common or maybe even small problems to you, remember each person brings their own unique history and experience of the world into treatment.   Over the years, I've seen many variations of some of these concerns.

I am so proud of the many successes my clients and I have created!   Here are a few (in no particular order... and of course without identifying information).  

I have helped people successfully:

Triumph over depression

Rediscover joy after the loss of a loved one

Maintain hope and survive the divorce (or uncoupling) process

 

Manage difficult office dynamics/ politics

 

Realize that perfectionism isn’t always a badge of honor

 

Understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors

 

Tolerate distressing situations

 

Confidently come out to their religious family as a gay man

Strike an appropriate work-life balance

 

Better understand themselves and what they bring to relationships

 

Build up their self-esteem, self-respect

 

Mend a broken heart

 

Parent challenging children

 

Expand their social support system

 

Organize themselves and reduce the impact that ADD/ADHD has on their life

 

Understand how childhood experiences affect romantic relationships, friendships in adult life

 

(Re)Connect emotionally to their partner

 

Cope with health concerns which impact sexual functioning and satisfaction 

 

Explore how traditional assumptions impact one’s gender identity and sexual expression

 

Support their trans child in school and in the community

 

Cope with and support a partner with a significant mental or physical illness

 

Recover and re-engage in college/university after experiencing setbacks.

 

Maintain sobriety from alcohol or drugs

 

Identifying emotional vocabulary and managing emotional states

 

Negotiate sex

 

Live through and triumph over various forms of cancer

 

Navigate the anxiety provoking and sometimes heart-wrenching process of moving through the tenure process at several local universities and public school systems.

Develop a vision for and transition to retirement

 

Reclaim their sexual self

 

Developing assertiveness skills within relationships and at work.

 

Manage and eliminate burdensome OCD behaviors

 

Listen to, consider and respond appropriately to workplace feedback/criticism 

 

Support and celebrate their gay son or daughter

 

Manage problematic behaviors

 

Awaken themselves and their partners in a sleepy relationship

 

Rid themselves of psychoses by helping them overcome ambivalence to taking psych meds

 

Stop burning bridges (in relationships) and assert themselves and their needs appropriately

 

Find their feeling selves

 

Maintain hope and find another job after being fired or laid off

 

Kick shame’s ass!

 

Manage unique stress associated with a poly relationship

 

Develop a satisfying sex life

 

Bring an end to delayed ejaculation (DE)

 

Overcome premature ejaculation (PE)

 

Explore various ways to manage erectile dysfunction (ED)

 

Manage the loss and cope with infertility

 

Create structure to their wide-open, unengaged lives.

 

Transition from work to disability and back to work again!

 

Getting unstuck when procrastination settles in

 

Manage stress associated with selling homes, businesses

 

Add to their families through the adoption process

 

Prepare and transition gender identities

 

Overcoming problematic internet use

 

Setting life/relationship goals and developing a plan to achieve them

 

Explore what gets in the way of feeling closer to people

 

Rekindling romance in long-term relationships    Been married 20+ years and rarely have sex (with each other)....

 

Managing through the shame of mental illness....

 

Overcoming shame of internalized homophobia in gay men

Reconceptualizing what it means to be sexual in a relationship.

 

Developing a “sex menu”

Discern whether to open/close their monogamous/open/poly relationship