Great! Reaching out for support is a sign of strength.
I am a strong believer that every person already holds the key to improving their own life. They sometimes just need a trained listener to bring that inherent wisdom to the forefront. My personal joy and the reason I’m a therapist is that I enjoy people and I love to see clients grow, feel happier and develop confidence. I also believe that therapy should be short term and my goal is to work to put myself out of a job.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. We specialize in relationships. I have more than 25 years of experience in private practice working with depressed individuals, couples and adolescents. In addition, I have been a supervisor and trainer of therapist interns. I was Senior Clinical Supervisor at an agency working with severe trauma as well as VP of clinical services at an agency working to promote the healing for those recovering from physical abuse.
My approach to therapy is evidence based, solution focused cognitive behavioral therapy. That sounds complex but it means that our thoughts, beliefs and feelings link to our behaviors and positive changes come from exploring the connections.
I would love to partner with you to provide you with some support and to provide you with tools for positive change you seek.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Trauma-Focused Therapy
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I love Lola, she's great. I like that even in-between sessions she checks up on me to check if I'm doing ok
Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Lola for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Lola is so wonderful at listening and offering the solution. I’m excited to see the tools I will walk away with.
Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Lola for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
I worked with Lola for about 2 months and have really loved my time with her. She’s is so sweet and encouraging and really helped me address issues with relationships, how to communicate better.
Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Lola for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Great so far
Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Lola for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Although it is my first time talking to a therapist, I feel very confident to say Lola is a great therapist. She is very professional and respectful, a great listener and supporter. It feels great to feel like I have someone to support me emotionally in this new self growth journey. I look forward to many more meetings! I look forward to seeing a more strong and confident me!
Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Lola for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes