I can help you build a stronger and healthier relationship with yourself and with the people that you care about. We will work on building greater awareness, safety, and connection in your life. My training in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy and Lewis and Clark Graduate School provided me with the knowledge and skills to facilitate personal and relational growth in many areas of one's life. Together, we will work towards the life that is more closely in-line with how you want to live.
In individual therapy, we will explore what is currently challenging you by building a rich understanding of your struggle(s). Together, we will identify and create new paths of resilience and hope that promote your healing and growth. To advance your healing, we may determine that it is best to ask others to join you in therapy when necessary.
Couples and Partners
In couple and partner therapy, we will explore how your relationship is unique in supporting you and your partner(s) and look for areas where we can build intimacy and connection. I will help you regain and strengthen your relationships to better promote healing and happiness for you as individuals and as a partners.
In family therapy, your family will gain a better understanding of the patterns and dynamics that support family growth and well being. We will explore family rules, roles, boundaries, and how your family navigates conflict. We will work together to develop a system that promotes healthy connectedness and love.
Group sessions are also available. Group sessions help individuals, couples, and families build knowledge and skills on a certain topic, while connecting with other people who are experiencing similar challenges. All groups are interactive, process-based, Availability of groups depends on clientele at a given time. Offered groups include:
Seeking Safety - an evidenced-based group treatment that helps individuals who struggles with addiction and traumatic stress.
Attuned Couplehood - an educational and hands-on couples class to focus on re-building and strengthening the couple bond. Content for classes are research-based, drawing from Dr. John Gottman's, Dr. Sue Johnson's and Dr. Carmen Knudsen-Martin's work.
Joyful Parenting - an educational and discussion-based class to facilitate healthy parenting practices and teamwork in families. Content for classes are research-based, drawing from Dr. Dan Siegel's work and Cognitive-behavioral Family Therapy.
I have experience helping people with the following:
- Traumatic stress and abuse (PTSD)
- Addiction (alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling)
- Grief/loss, especially with unresolved life/relationship issues
- Anxiety/Stress Management
- Self-Esteem, Identity and Life Path Challenges
- Work and Career Concerns
- Divorce/Conscious Separation
- Parent/child Relationships
- LGBTQ Issues
- Issues related to Sexual Trauma and Abuse
- Boundary Development and Differentiation
- Life Transitions
I have specialized training to help people heal from traumatic stress resulting from abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, financial), substance use, marginalization, discrimination, and oppression. I am trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy, an evidenced-based treatment which helps facilitate healing from traumatic stress and issues associated with traumatic stress, including depression and anxiety. I have also completed the basic training for an evidenced-based treatment for couples called Emotionally-focused Couples Therapy. During my master's program, I received specialized training in addiction and substance abuse, including drugs, alcohol, and problem gambling.