As a marriage and family therapist, I work with couples and families who are experiencing difficult seasons or transitions in their life. I am a strong believer that life presents us with both seasons of hardship and pain, as well as seasons of joy and blessing. Therapy can be a safe place when you find yourself in those difficult seasons where daily life feels like an ongoing challenge. Further, I believe that therapy can provide the space to significantly grow and learn about yourself and your relationship during these difficult seasons and changes. In therapy, I can give you the support you need to heal, the space to process painful or confusing emotions, and the tools to navigate your present circumstances.
In couples therapy, I primarily utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), meaning I support you and your partner in understanding the patterns of communication you find yourself stuck in, and repairing the connection, trust and intimacy within your relationship.
When working with families, I primarily utilize Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) in order to increase the emotional safety and connection within the family and between family members. Additionally, I support parents in increasing their understanding of how to best support their child or adolescent. I work with both parent-adolescent relationships and entire family systems.
When working with individuals of all ages, I approach therapy through an experiential and strength-based lens in order to support you in processing the experiences or emotions that you feel may be holding you back. As we process and discuss past or present experiences, we also discuss your strengths and coping mechanisms in order for you to experience growth, healing and increased self-confidence.
I understand that beginning with a therapist can be a nerve-racking process. When we first talk, I want to hear about your current struggles and circumstances so that we can move forward together in deciding how I can best help you meet your goals and experience change in your daily life, intimate relationship or family.
When I am not working, you can find me taking pictures with my black and white film camera, camping and hiking across the state of Colorado with my husband in our rooftop tent, or visiting my family in South Florida to spend time on the ocean.