Therapy is a wonderful collaborative relationship that can help you to identify and clarify internal conflicts and struggles, help access and find solutions to current challenging situations and lead you to a more positive state of mind and sense of well being. Together we will navigate your way to clarity and solutions that help to move your life on a path that makes sense to you and enriches your overall experiences. We will spend some time on the past only as it informs your current behavior and requires resolution in order to move forward in a healthy way. In this process you will resolve uncomfortable feelings and discover your strengths, break unhealthy habits and form healthy ways of living. Most of our time is spent empowering you to gain insight into and trust your own internal wisdom that can help guide you to make the best decisions for your life in the present.
I am a very experienced therapist who has been in private practice for over 25 years. I work with individuals, couples and families and also as an executive coach for business professionals and for business professionals with ADHD. When seeing couples, I work along side my husband, Hanalei Vierra, Ph.D. (www.HanaleiVierra.com). Hanalei and I have been married for 25 years and began working with couples together the first year we were married and have loved doing so ever since. Our approach allows for a male and female perspective to be present as well as the presence of a healthy married couple who work every day to practice what we preach.
Confidentiality is of utmost importance in my work along with providing a professional yet very comfortable and safe environment for my clients. I use an integrative, systemic approach to treatment and utilize techniques from a variety of theories including: relational therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Imago therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, EMDR (trauma work), solution focused therapy and family systems work.
My business has developed from patient based referrals along with other professionals in the field of psychology, medicine and business. I do not take insurance but will be happy to provide you with a SuperBill to submit to your insurance company.
-Separation and Divorce therapy
-EMDR Trauma work
-Teenagers to Adults