Richmont Graduate University, M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy, Child & Adolescent Therapy specialization
Covenant College, B.A. in English
I desire to come alongside clients and help them write a better story for their life. This means looking at what has shaped them (relationships, family context, patterns of coping) and how they are currently functioning. I draw on family systems theory, psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, and narrative therapy to inform my approach, as well as utilizing interventions from other types of therapy (e.g. cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused) as needed. My Christian worldview shapes my approach and spirituality is incorporated into therapy as appropriate.
Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Couples, and Families
Mood disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavior, communication & conflict resolution, social skills, parenting, marital and family relationships, divorce recovery & blended family issues, life transitions, chronic illness, grief & loss, trauma & abuse, self-harm, singleness, identity confusion, spiritual concerns, ministry and missionary care, cross-cultural transition & adjustment
Treating trauma in children; caring for cross-cultural workers and Third Culture Kids
I was born in the United States but grew up in East and southern Africa as the daughter of missionaries.
Growing up overseas has given me a deep love for cultural variety. I enjoy enriching my life story through exploring food, music, and literature from around the world, traveling, and making new friends
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
Stronger Than You Think: Becoming Whole Without Having to be Perfect by Kim Eckert
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller