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Our therapeutic relationship is the most important predictor of success in therapy. My main focus is creating a collaborative environment where you feel heard, validated, and have a safe space to express your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Keep in mind, you are the expert of you! Together we can move towards having more connection, vulnerability and authenticity within yourself and in your relationships.

 

Specialties

 

-Life transitions such as moving, a break-up or divorce, a career change, becoming a parent or empty-nester, graduating college, just to name a few!

-Stress-management and life skills

 

-Enhancing self-care

 

-Social and relational skill-building

 

-Improving a sense of partnership in relationships 

 

-Post-divorce and blended families/stepparenting support

-Symptoms of depression, feelings of worthlessness,

  hopelessness, dissatisfaction with life 

 

-Anxiety, racing thoughts, intrusive worries, social anxiety

 

-Traumatic experiences and trauma treatment

 

-Recovery from abusive relationships

 

-Job/school-related concerns

 

 

Treatment Modalities

 

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy aims to become more cognitively flexible, more engaged in the present, take committed action steps towards change, and become more connected to your personal values. It centers around finding ways to live more intentionally in the moment and act in ways that are more helpful to yourself.

 

Internal Family Systems conceptualizes individuals as having a system of "parts" within themselves. You might have an "inner critic" part of yourself, for example, that has held onto extreme beliefs that try to manage you. IFS is an experiential therapy that is designed to have your "Self" identify different parts of you that may be holding onto burdens and hurts from the past and build relationships with these parts to lead to healing and self-understanding. I have completed an 80-hour experiential Level 1 IFS therapist training.

 

Emotion Focused Therapy is an attachment-based therapy that can be used for couples as well as individuals. EFT focuses on becoming more aware of emotions and learning to label, allow, experience, transform, and regulate emotions. For couples, EFT helps to create a more secure bond between partners and shifts dynamics in a more positive, affirming direction. Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotion-Focused Therapy said, “Most fights are really protests over emotional disconnection.”

 

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy takes a look at how your thoughts, emotions and behaviors interact and effect one another. It helps identify unhealthy ways of thinking and replace them with more beneficial thoughts that are in our own best interest. You’ll learn tools to practice outside of session in a practical, helpful way.

 

Gottman Method Couples Therapy works on building tools to increase trust, commitment, connection, and conflict-management skills. I have completed Level 1 Training.

 

Although I am not currently offering child therapy, I do have an extensive history as a child therapist. I have transitioned away from working with children in recent years, but I find my work with children continues to be relevant in giving me insights in my work with adults. We were all children once, some of us are currently raising children, and all of us fit into some kind of family - whatever that may look like for you.

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