Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
“Interpersonal experience shapes the mind as it continues to develop throughout the lifespan..Interactions with the environment, especially relationships with other people, directly shape the development of the brain’s structure and function.“
My approach includes but is not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, Solution Focused, Internal Family Systems, and play therapy. I use a Motivational Interviewing style, which allows the client to be the author of their own story and creates room to see possibilities of change. My experience includes supporting kids, teens, and adults with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to, developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicidal behavior, life transitions, and post-traumatic stress injury as a result of sexual abuse and assault, domestic violence, and loss and grief. I enjoy teaching children/teens/adults about their own brains and showing them how mindfulness can lower anxiety and depression. Through the collaborative relationship, I believe that every person, given support, empathy and validation, can foster growth and the ability to trust in the self.
I have a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Dominican University. I have 5 years of clinical experience. I have worked in a variety of places including elementary schools, high schools, and at an agency that focused exclusively on trauma healing. I have been trained in numerous modalities and continually look for further training to add to my repetoire.
Outside of Work
I love tennis, hiking, mountain biking, being with friends and family (including my two dogs and two cats!).
Supervised by Kristen Poppert, LPC C4671 and Cherie Skillings, LPC C2893
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