Hello. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families. I enjoy helping clients develop strategies to address general life stress, anxiety and depression using an evidence based approach such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Life is hard and can sometimes feel unbearable especially when dealing with difficult events such as loss, trauma or relationship conflicts. Dealing with difficult times doesn't mean you have to suffer in secret or alone. I specialize in helping people reduce their emotional suffering by addressing the problem in a strategic and empathic way.
I also enjoy working with couples utilizing a research based approach such as the Gottman Method. As a relationship expert I'm passionate about saving marriages. I specialize in helping busy, hard working couples improve their relationship in an empathic and safe environment. I use my years of experience and research proven approaches to help couples navigate through difficult seasons of life. I provide couples with tools and resources so that they can benefit from a results oriented approach. I have led marriage retreats and have spoken at churches and other venues on relationships and preventing divorce.
In addition to couples therapy, I enjoy working with Stepfamilies. I did my research and dissertation on stepfamilies. I am also devoted to, when it's possible, preventing the heartache of divorce. But I also work hard with families of divorce to reduce the damage and destruction that can result from high conflict.
My therapy style is warm, empathic and collaborative with a results and goal oriented approach .
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Psychologist #18687 (Expires: 2020-04-30)
Dr. De Villiers helped me even with our first 30 min session. She is a stranger in my life who actually helped me when I needed help most. I find this fascinating and am very grateful to her. She is strong and wise!