Our brains are by far the most complex organs in our bodies, yet when we lack the skill to heal our own emotional pains, how quick we are to torture ourselves while avoiding specialized assistance. I am a licensed Couples and Family Therapist with more than 10 years of experience helping individuals and families. Our office provides the safety and support, the therapy provides the tools for growth, the healing and change are your own. As a facilitator of your process I honor the time people devote towards growth, enhancing relationships, and introspection. I look forward to working with you.
Individual Therapy: I strive to understand the individual within the context of their lives. I provide a respectful, nonjudgmental, confidential space to process interpersonal difficulties, grief & loss, depression & anxiety, anger issues, past trauma and current adjustment challenges. As a supervisor and trainer of crisis intervention I am well accustomed suicide intervention, assessment and the treatment of mental health. We will observe the role of the past while facilitating the change you seek for the future.
Adolescents: After receiving my Master's degree at the University of Oregon in Marriage and Family Therapy, I spent two years in Connecticut conducting the evidence-based model of Functional Family Therapy (FFT). I have extensive background utilizing motivational interviewing to engage treatment resistant, oppositional defiant, at-risk youth struggling with family, school, peers, and difficulties finding their own identity. By understanding the underlying noble intentions of behaviors we can help children reach their full potential as young adults.
Couples Counseling: When unique individuals make the brave decision to meld their lives with an intimate partner, challenges are to be expected. The demands of work, finances, family, and the maintenance of daily living increases the potential for mis-understandings and relational dysfunction. Looking at one’s self through the eyes of your partner requires a process separate from individual or family therapy. Through the utilization of Gottman Method Couples Therapy I will assess and address relational challenges so couples can learn how to manage and deepen their own relations.
Family Interventions: As a licensed family therapist I have been providing community-based Family Preservation Services (FPS) for de-stabilized families for several years. I am accustomed in meeting with multiple family members, mediating and defusing conflicts, and helping family members approach each other differently. It is through the process of a facilitated mutual understanding that relationships become enhanced every day at our office. Making that investment takes courage and a commitment to move past the maintenance of living and getting back to building a life together, celebrating accomplishments and while planning for the future.
$120 per 50 minute session, $150 for intake.
Ask about accepted insurance. Can bill for out of network benefits as well.
Sliding scale: Case-by-case basis (limited)
Free phone consultation upon request.