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Do you desire stronger or closer relationships with your partner, family, friends, or yourself?
Are you going through a transition?
Does stress cause you to cope in ways you wish to change?
Philosophy of Therapy:
Therapy is a place of support that fits your needs and values. It is all about our relationship, and I enjoy building a trusting and positive relationship with you. Some people fear asking for help because they don’t want to feel weak or may not have experienced counseling as “helpful” in the past. I offer a space to process and practice as well as be heard and understood. Whether it’s through building new skills or helping you cope with “stuff” that gets in your way, we will create the kind of therapy that fits you. I focus as much energy on creating change and stability as I do on building resiliency and using your strengths and resources. I want to learn how your culture and experiences have impacted you.
Education / Training:
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, meaning I think about the whole puzzle whether I see an individual or a whole family.
- BA from the University of Arizona, majoring in psychology and minoring in Family Studies and Human Development
- MA from Lewis & Clark College in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Currently in a Marriage and Family Therapy PhD program specializing in couples therapy
- CADC I (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor)
- Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- Level I Clinical Training for Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Experience / Specialty:
I specialize in working with families, couples, addictions, and trauma. I have worked in various levels of care and contexts and am excited to continue to learn more as I work with you. I seek justice for LGBTQ and BIPOC both personally and professionally and commit to lifelong learning around social justice issues. My training is centered around critical, feminist, and social constructionist theories.
- Developmental, single event, systemic, and complex trauma
- Substance and gambling use disorders
- Medical issues and chronic pain
- Relationship conflicts
- Gender identity and transition
- Parenting and caregiver stress