Tom Kessler, MFT
I work with adults, couples, teens and families, who are suffering from depression, anxiety trauma and relationship struggles. Many have also been impacted by the negative consequences of drug, and alcohol abuse or behavioral addictions. I tailor my therapeutic approach to each individual or couple based on their particular style, temperament and issues presented.
I have found that specific theories tend to be limiting. One size does not fit all and my knowledge and practice is based on components of a variety of theoretical orientations
As a therapist, I bring my education, life experience and clinical training to help guide our work. I combine these powerful tools with a willingness to suspend judgment, think creatively, and remain truly engaged as we work toward helping you to develop new perspectives and skills that move you toward creating the life you want.
My work with couples draws upon my experience utilizing evidence- based practices developed by John Gottman, Gary Chapman, Dan Wiles And Sue Johnson. Each session is concluded with home assignments and exercises to practice together in between sessions. The “homework” assignments are instrumental in helping to develop, and build new relationship skills. These new skills will not only help you in your intimate relationship but relationships in other areas of your life.
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