I work with couples, families, and individuals who wish to address emotional, relational and identity conflict. This process involves tailoring my treatment approach to the unique needs of each client. In my couple and family work, I aim to nurture clients’ respect for individuality within the family or partnership, and their relational connectedness. I believe in the healing power of human connection and that this bond can be a path to fulfillment and meaning in everyday life.
Everyone deserves a safe space to process life’s challenges. My goal is to help create that safe space so you can move past obstacles that are preventing you from reaching your full potential. I am most passionate about working with young women around identity and relationship challenges. Many of us struggle with body image and identity and my desire is to help you work through those challenges. I employ a variety of techniques, and my approach focuses on building a collaborative, empathic, and trusting therapeutic relationship, free of judgement.
We all thrive in secure relationships. As a couples and family therapist, I will always consider your relationships as integral to your identity. I am skilled at engaging the whole person in therapy and have clinical experience in trauma recovery, depression/anxiety treatment, parenting support, transitions, and career/vocational choices. I particularly enjoy working with families facing issues related to adoption/foster care, divorce, blended families, and postpartum adjustment. I am passionate about helping couples to (re)connect by deepening engagement and nurturing safe connection between partners. I approach couples work from an attachment perspective. Using Emotion Focused therapy, I help couples to facilitate a secure bond that fulfills both partners’ emotional needs. I also have training in Parent Child Interaction therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (which incorporates mindfulness practices).
I hope to help families, couples, and individuals going through difficulties because I truly know how impactful the therapeutic experience can be. While families and relationships are a wonderful source of joy, connection, and belonging, they can also be sources of a lot of hurt, pain, and brokenness. I would like to work with couples experiencing disconnection, difficulty communicating, and feeling stuck. This hurt, pain, and brokenness can be hard to navigate on your own. I am passionate about meeting individuals wherever they are at: in transition, pain, hurt, confusion, or brokenness.
My passion is to work with families, couples and individuals who are currently experiencing anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, bullying and parenting difficulties. My work is informed through strategic perspective, which examines how we create patterns in our lives, and our attempted solutions. As such, I believe that each person in the family has equal importance, which why I specialize in families and couples. I see individuals as a part of a large network of relationships. I know that family may not be blood related, so I strongly encourage clients to bring friends as well as family members to sessions.
I specialize in working with kids, teens, young women and couples. I enjoy helping clients manage relationship or communication issues, anxiety, or grief. I seek to get to know my clients on a deep level to provide a safe space for exploring unique experiences and perceptions. As a couples and family therapist intern, I take a systemic and relationship-based approach to therapy, where we look at how your community and environment affect you, and vice versa. My specialty is working with clients to explore how their strengths, spirituality, and resilience, as well as their pain and trauma, make up their life story.
Just because we live in a hectic/ chaotic world, doesn’t mean our lives and relationships need to be.” I work with children, teens, young adults, families, couples and adults. My education and training is focused on working through hard life situations in preparation for the future. I’ve worked extensively with former athletes on the transition to non-competitive life. I extensively work under Solution Focused Therapy lens, where we would focus more on the future rather than the past, using successful past experiences to help work through current life difficulties.
I have a unique background in helping individuals and families as they navigate and grapple with issues of transitioning faith, cognitive dissonance with religion and interfaith marriages. I have experience and enjoy working with LGBTQIA youth, individuals, couples and their families. I also have experience with compulsive eating, self-esteem struggles, and managing ADD. Additionally, I have training in guiding couples as they struggle to reconnect, improve their communication, and address concerns around sexual intimacy. My job is to help you achieve your goals. My intention is that every session we have together will be valuable to you and move you closer to your best life. It is important to me that you feel understood, validated, and valued. I work with a variety of modalities so that I can adjust and use the interventions that will best suit you.