We all yearn for human connection; this connection is vital to our emotional and physical well-being throughout our lives. For a newborn child, healthy brain and physical development is dependent on a strong bond with a parent or parents. As children grow, they become more independent, yet they still need the presence of and close connection with a primary caregiver to flourish. In a couples’ relationship, a strong loving bond nurtures each individual’s emotional and physical well-being as well as each person’s unique growth and creativity. Authentic and clear communication is crucial in all relationships. Often, though, challenges arise. If you choose, these challenges can be times of growth and change, to broadening one’s perspective, and deepening your connection. As a marriage and family therapist, I assist individuals, couples, children and families in creating meaningful, satisfying and vibrant relationships.