It Feels Better To Work Together
Imagine feeling that your relationship brings a sense of joy and delight to your life. You feel supported, understood, considered and accepted for who you are. You feel connected to those you love and have the energy you need to reach your goals. You are optimistic about the future.
Counseling with Carisa gives you the tools to reduce stress and improve your relationship.
How Can Therapy Help You?
When your intimate relationship isn't functioning well, it is difficult to manage other areas of life. Therapy helps you through, when you are unhappy and stuck.
Utilizing a cutting edge approach called PACT - Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy , great care and consideration is taken to support repair and healing while you move toward deeper intimacy in a neutral (I don't take sides), safe environment. I offer longer initial and follow-up sessions, when appropriate, to allow for stabilization, in-depth support, and skill-building to shift the relationship dynamic. Pair bonding is not random - partners chose each other for a reason. Finding that reason helps you understand and managing your triggers and unlock powerful healing. I belive that PACT therapy provides a path toward greater depth, connection, growth and harmony in your relationship and your life.
Sometimes one-on-one support is required to move through personal challenges, heal past or current traumas, understand/resolve confusing or painful experiences or to explore newly emerging identities. Symptoms such as anxiety, depression, inability to focus, difficulty making decisions, sleep disturbances, irritability, destructive relationships, self-harming activities, etc. are usually a signal that outside support is needed. Stress, anxiety, and confusion have a major impact on our day-to-day functioning. Together, we will partner to meet your goals in a way that feels comfortable and safe for you.
You're Not Alone
Carisa helped guide me through a very difficult time in my life with a loss of loved ones. I really appreciated her therapeutic approach of mindfulness and self-compassion. She is incredibly kind and really cares about her clients. I cannot recommend her enough.
Throughout the years, I’ve been with many therapists. However, in many cases I really felt they didn’t help me. It seemed as if I was chatting and they were watching the clock. Carisa is TOTALLY different. I am so grateful our paths were able to cross since my life changed completely.
Carisa has been a real help for us - as an interracial lesbian couple, it's been important to find someone whose life has traversed more than the typical white space of traditional therapy. She speaks Spanish, has lived abroad, understands the particular trials of two people from different places and languages coming together.