M.A. (Marriage and Family Therapy)

PCIT for behavior problems in young children; individual therapy for adolescents and adults; family therapy; boundaries and codependence; abuse and trauma; EMDR

I graduated from Richmont Graduate University in May of 2016. My general approach to therapy is structural and behavioral in nature. Depending on the unique needs to the client, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness may be used. Family systems approach informs my conceptualization and treatment of presenting issues. In addition, I offer Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for disruptive behaviors in young children. I am also trained in and use trauma-focused treatments such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I am also trained in the Gottman approach to marriage counseling. I work with problems such as trauma and abuse, attention deficit, inability to manage impulses, defiant and oppositional behaviors, family conflict, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, stress management, parenting, and relationship issues including divorce.

I love being outdoors on warm days, hiking to a place far away, and hanging out in my hammock. Being near water, whether it’s a lake, river, or ocean, is my favorite way to relax and refresh my soul. I love dogs and children. Essential oils are my newest hobby and form of self-care. I enjoy spending time with my friends and church family in my time away from work.