I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in working with lawyers and other high-pressure professionals dealing with career and personal issues, as they can be quite intertwined when working in intense environments.
I am interested in working with those of us who struggle with the many various issues that come from working in a high pressured, rigidly structured environment, including career and culture fit, internal and external motivation, the fine line between effective and ineffective anxiety, and managing interpersonal dynamics in the workplace and in your personal life. Any underlying relational and interpersonal issues we may have can be highlighted and exacerbated in a high-pressured working environment. And, despite our best efforts, it is all too easy to bring those issues home and allow them to permeate our personal lives.
As a patent litigator and software engineer, I have personally experienced the stress of trying to reach for success while navigating several layers of cultural expectations. Many people come away from these kinds of careers with the sense that career success and personal happiness and fulfillment are necessarily incompatible. When I was immersed in these worlds myself, I saw so many ways in which even just a bit of awareness and skills-building could have positively impacted so many experiences and I realized I am most interested in finding ways in which I can teach those skills and help people at all levels of an organization live happier and more successful lives.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about fees and scheduling.