When you work with me, you can expect a therapist who:

 

Believes people are inherently good, valuable, and lovable.  You'll finish treatment believing this is true about you.

Creates a specific, individualized treatment plan for you that includes:

      * Teaching you skills to not only reduce present symptoms, but

         learn how to thrive in the here-and-now,

      * Empowering you to heal from the past, and

      * Reconnecting with your purpose so you can get excited

         about your future.

Has specialized training and extensive experience in working with couples.  Couples have been over 60% of my caseload for the last four years of my practice, and I use evidenced-based treatment when working with your most important relationship.

Is trauma-informed. I'm certified in EMDR and incorporate my understanding of how neglect, abuse, loss, and violations of safety and trust can inform your current distress.

Doesn't take herself too seriously.  I mean, I take serious stuff seriously, but otherwise life's too short to not laugh as much as possible!

Considers the whole picture when supporting you.  I consider how your past and current environments and the family you grew up in impact you today; as well as how to address the biological, psychological, community, and spiritual contributors to your distress.  

 

Is collaborative. I offer my training and clinical experience; you offer the expertise in how your life works and what you need. I use transparency in what I'm seeing and thinking every step of the way.

 

Considers it an honor that you're trusting her with your story.  That is something I don't take lightly or for granted.  My goal is to make therapy a sacred, safe space where you can really heal.