Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Relational
I specialize in helping women and couples find their way back to hope. Getting support through tough transitions is critical when navigating pregnancy, loss, or adjusting to new parenthood. Relationships can be so complex even when you love your partner. Despite your best efforts, you feel lost and filled with worry and frustration. You fear losing intimacy and connection with your partner and see the beginnings of conflict drifting apart.
You long to feel secure and happy in your relationship and within yourself. I can help you get there. I have advanced training in maternal mental health and hold an advanced certification, Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C), to help women navigate their journey to motherhood. For couples, I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), which is based on the groundbreaking research of attachment science. With a focus on more compassion for yourself and your partner, you can begin to feel a shift toward feeling seen, understood, and valued. Remember, you are not alone. I am here to give you a safe and compassionate space and walk alongside you in your journey to healing and connection. There is hope. You can find your way back to yourself and each other.
MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, Alliant International University
I became interested in therapy because of the profound impact it had on me in my own life. I struggled with anxiety and depression and knew great suffering caused by loss and trauma. Therapy was a light in the darkness for me. Throughout the years, I've had a string of amazing therapists who helped me uncover my own resiliency. I began to see the beauty within my life's story, a story filled with survivorship and resilience. I knew deep down that I felt called to this work. And each day, I am grateful to be able to walk alongside and witness the growth and resilience of the clients I get to work with. It's truly an honor and something I hold so much respect for.
Alongside being a therapist, I am also a wife, mother, friend, and doggy mom. My favorite days are spent in the kitchen trying a new recipe or cuddling up with my family to watch a new show. I also love listening to podcasts and audiobooks (true crime is my guilty pleasure). Lately, I have been exploring gardening, but I most definitely do not have a green thumb!
Meditate. I most often use the app Headspace for a quick wind down at night to help me sleep or for a quick reset during the day. It really helps slow down my mind and body, allowing me a few minutes to be still and go inward. It really is my most treasured self-care practice, simple but oh-so-effective!
Post-Partum Support International hands down. They are a wonderful organization that has so many amazing resources for maternal mental health (pregnancy, infertility, baby loss, and postpartum depression and anxiety). They have free online support groups as well as a helpline and specialized support coordinators you can talk with for free who will connect you to local resources for the specific issues you are facing.
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