Ever since I can remember, I have always been curious and interested in other’s stories, struggles and triumphs. I was the friend that others reached out to during times of need. I would listen attentively in hopes that I might be able to offer some semblance of comfort, support and guidance. I didn’t know then what I know now . . . that I was honing the skills I would need to pursue my life’s professional passion . . . supporting others to be the best versions of themselves.
I have a Master’s degree in Counseling and am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My first 10 years in practice were in community mental health agencies and juvenile detention facilities. I have clinical experience helping children, teens, adults, couples and families. In addition, I have received post-graduate training on a variety of clinical subjects including Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, couples counseling and trauma.
My work is compassionate and collaborative. I offer a warm, down-to-earth, non-judgmental style that allows for the creation of a safe therapeutic relationship essential for healing, growth and risk necessary for change. In tailoring treatment to the individual client’s needs, I offer an approach that is Emotion-Focused, Relational, Humanistic and informed by attachment theory with insights gleaned from current neuroscience. These approaches support the idea that, as humans, we are hard wired for connection with others. Our survival depends on our capacity to connect with others. . .in our relationships with ourselves, our partners, our families.