I have always believed the foundation of any family is the couple. Just like a house, if the foundation of a family is damaged or cracked then the entire structure suffers and, if left untreated, crumbles to the ground. I am a therapist-in-training; I have fulfilled many of the curriculum requirements necessary for graduation with my Marriage and Family Therapy degree, but I feel so much of my “training” came from life experiences. I have gone through my own divorce, as well as lived through multiple family divorces, I have witnessed abuse in all its forms, I have had financial problems, and I have encountered infidelities. I realize that I had to take the journey I took and make some mistakes to get to where I am today; it was all worth it. Through all of it, I am stronger; that is what I want for you!
Having lived through it all and thrived because of it, I follow my empathic heart. My training has led me to the teachings of Virginia Satir (Experiential Therapy), Sue Johnson (Emotionally Focused Therapy), and John Gottman (The Gottman Method). I feel the therapeutic alliance between the therapist and the client is of the utmost importance. I feel it’s imperative that my clients feel secure, comfortable, and safe in a non-judgmental environment; we all have problems, no one is immune or above having them. There is no shame in asking for help or admitting we need a hand from time to time.
Having been in therapy myself during a couple difficult times in my life, I understand how daunting and a little scary, starting therapy can be. I look forward to working with you, in a partnership, along your journey.