“When love beckons to you, follow him, though his ways are hard and steep” – Kahlil Gibran
Relationships are inherently complex! As social beings, we cannot live without relationships. However, once we create a relationship we also discover its complexity and challenges.
A loving, conscious, and fulfilling intimate relationship is a very rewarding and powerful human experience. Creating, nourishing, and sustaining these qualities in a relationship is possible. However, by nature, relationships require attention and dedication, and in most cases some “work” in order to achieve the harmony and balance we aspire to experience.
I truly enjoy helping create and maintain conscious, harmonious, happy, and fulfilling relationships. I am fully dedicated to helping my clients explore their relationship dynamics, find a resolution to the challenges at hand, and enjoy the full potential of their connection. When going through difficult times, I assist the couple in resolving their difficulties and regaining the balance and harmony necessary to continue growing and flourishing together.
I support couples throughout many aspects of their journey including exploration of new relationships, pre-marital counseling, the formation of a family (including blended families), movement toward new levels of commitment to one another, and difficult life transitions. When necessary, I also assist couples in making the most amicable and respectful relationship dissolution possible and creating a supportive resolution in spite of irreconcilable differences.
I approach couples counseling with a compassionate, unbiased, non-judgmental and mindful consideration to the couple’s needs and their circumstances, within a safe and supportive environment for growth and healing. Care and respect are key elements for a process that at times can be very sensitive and requires delicate and dedicated attention.
Intimate relationships can be a powerful means to creating a truly meaningful connection with another human being, as well as a powerful process of self-discovery.
“Intimate relationship is a dynamic, often dizzying dance of contradictions that is sometimes delightful and seductive, sometimes fierce and combative, sometimes energizing, sometimes exhausting. This dance requires being able to flow continuously back and forth between polar opposites…. This is not an easy dance to learn.” – John Welwood
I truly enjoy helping create and support:
I was born in Italy and moved to California in 1986. This life transition gave me the opportunity to experience firsthand the challenges of cultural adaptation and integration, creation of bi-cultural relationships and overcoming cultural differences, language and communication challenges.
My years of direct personal experience have taught me much and I have successfully integrated these experiences into my educational, professional training and clinical work.
Hence I truly enjoy assisting bi-cultural and bi-racial couples, especially those with one or both partners of European origin, and in particular Italian. I also offer sessions in Italian.