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.
Relationships are a crucial part of our lives and secure relationships with others help us thrive and grow. I believe that we are made for relationships with our partner, friends, parents, our children. As such, I enjoy working with couples around marriage preparation, relationship struggles, and parenting challenges. I have experience working with couples, families, and individuals in addressing and working through difficult seasons in their life and building relational skills. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for families and couples – an approach that integrates attachment needs with emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components and works to increase individuals’ understanding of their own internal process as well as their ability to respond to others in an authentic and connecting way.
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.