Support that fits your needs and your goals
Do you desire stronger relationships with your partner, family, or friends?
Are you going through a transition?
Does stress cause you to cope in ways you want to change?
Therapy is all about the relationship, and I enjoy building a helpful, trusting, positive relationship with you to help you reach your goals. 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 safe and comfortable space to process, learn, practice and be heard and understood. Whether it’s through building new skills or helping you to change thinking that gets in your way, we will focus on the kind of help that fits your needs and your goals.
My clients find me warm, kind, professional, reliable and ethical in order to helps client feel understood and heard. Together, we’ll build on your strengths as we work on the changes you would like to make. I focus as much energy on creating change and I do on building resiliency.
Whether you’re in a transition such as divorce, loss, or pregnancy, I can help you navigate those changes in a way that helps you find a more positive place in your life.
Together, we can create the safety and security you need to be open, to learn and make positive changes that are important for both of you. The biggest thing my clients tell me is that they have learned to have better, closer relationships with others because of the skills learned in couples counseling.
My education and training
I specialize in working with families, couples, addictions, and trauma. I have worked in a psychiatric hospitalization, medical hospitalization, both outpatient and residential mental health and addition treatment, gambling addiction treatment, and primary care facilitating medical family therapy.
I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I through ACCBO. I completed Basic EMDR training accredited through EMDRIA and working toward certification. I have completed Level I Clinical Training for Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
My undergraduate degree is from the University of Arizona, majoring in psychology and minoring in Family Studies and Human Development. My graduate degree is in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy from Lewis & Clark College.
I have experience treating:
- Trauma and PTSD
- Substance use disorders
- Gambling disorder
- Relationship conflicts
- Gender identity and transition
- Parenting stress