Areas of Expertise
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
- Individuals, Couples, Families
- Couples Counseling
- Discernment Counseling (Should I Stay or Should I Go?)
- Alcoholism as a Family Disease
- Life Transitions
- Personal Growth
Are you struggling in your relationship? Having the same fight over and over? Too much conflict or living like roommates? Wondering if you should stay or go?
Or are you struggling inside yourself? Fighting to keep calm or pushing away sadness? Feeling irritable or numb or just not living the life you want?
I help couples reconnect. I help individuals heal and develop leaving you more balanced, stable and whole.
Almost everything I do in my office as a counselor, I have done as a client first. My first passion was helping Individuals be the very best possible version of themselves. I am a Somatic Psychotherapist specializing in Somatic Experiencing (SE) which is a body-oriented approach that views the mind and body as one entity. It integrates talk therapy with deeply listening to and understanding the language of the body to provide holistic and complete healing; but I’ve absorbed so many different treatment orientations over the years that I am rather eclectic. I came to my second passion when I got married and had children. I was an amazing parent before I had kids! I didn’t have “issues” when I was single…it was only in relationship that I suddenly had “issues”. My most humbling training as a therapist and as a human has been in being a wife and mother. I have practiced therapy for 16 years and have assisted for hundreds of hours at training for both Somatic Experiencing and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I am a certified yoga instructor and have taught mindfulness and meditation. I continue to explore and train in attachment based therapies for couples, individuals and families.
For relational work, I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy which is based in attachment theory. EFT is a highly researched based approach with high success rates. I help clients go underneath the surface issues and access and share their deepest needs and longings with their partners in a safe, contained way and turn painful patterns into strong, secure, satisfying connection.