Couple, Marriage, and Family counseling. Attachment healing , and wiring connection through interpersonal neurobiology.
Self-discovery, trauma-healing, skills for self-regulation, Improved communication, identifying needs, exploring career changes, etc..
Clinical supervision for associate-level counselors, and social work graduate students.
Counseling for Mental and Healthcare Professionals
Mental health care and support for other mental and healthcare professionals
Adolescent Academic Support
Study habit optimization, writing coach, and time management for college-bound and first- and second-year college students.
Areas of Expertise
I view individual therapy as a collaboration between me and my clients; in session, I aim to support individuals seeking positive change and improved relationships with themselves, as well as with others. Through a process of dialogue and self-exploration, and informed by empirically validated theory and solutions including body-based somatic experiencing, clients explore how their thoughts, behavioral patterns, self-esteem, attachment style, trauma history, strengths and vulnerabilities can and do impact mood, anxiety, relationships, and quality of life. Homework is often assigned!
Couple & Marriage
During my counseling education, I specialized in Marriage and Family Therapy, and am recognized as a Clinical Fellow by the AAMFT. I continuously update my education in the evidence-based Gottman Method Couples Therapy, PACT, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT), Somatic Experiencing, and coursework on relational neurobiology. I view my role with couples as a guide and support through the exploration of their unique patterns, histories, attachment styles, core strengths, and areas for growth. Interventions used in couples therapy intersect skills-based learning, body-based somatic experiencing, interpersonal neurobiology, and narrative construction. Sessions often include homework.
With families, when one member struggles, all members struggle. In family therapy, biological and/or chosen members attend therapy together to improve their relationships, deepen communication, and enhance systemic functioning. Family therapy is an active process designed to address specific issues that affect the psychological health of the family. The concerns families may seek
support for are vast, and may include:
coping with major life transitions;
increasing structure and support for children and adolescents;
members struggling with emotional, behavioral, or identity issues;
parents acquiring skills to collaborate and co-parent;
families feeling the impact of loss, grief and trauma;
siblings addressing conflict and developing closer bonds;
families requiring mediation;
feelings of acute anxiety, suicidality, or self-harm in one or more members;
families adapting to new interpersonal roles and shifting dynamics.
In therapy, we utilize interpersonal neurobiological modalities to connect beyond language. In family therapy sessions, I employ evidence-based techniques and interventions and assign homework that supports conflict resolution, increased and improved communication, reduction in enmeshment, and healthy attachment.