Therapy Specialties

My professional training and experience includes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for the relief of trauma, Emotion Focused Therapy for couples counseling and DBT mindfulness practice to help each client learn to stay present-focused and develop the capacity to more fully experience life.

EMDR Trauma Recovery

EMDR Trauma Recovery is an empirically supported therapy for more than just individuals experiencing PTSD. Whether you have suffered a “big T trauma,” such as being the victim of abuse or a witness to abuse, or what is referred to as a “little t trauma,” such as relational discontent, EMDR therapy is used to eliminate the painful triggers keeping you “stuck” in your physical and emotional responses to trauma.

Postpartum and Perinatal Mood Disorders

Postpartum and Perinatal Mood Disorders occur in one out of seven women and symptoms can occur anytime during pregnancy and the first 12 months after childbirth. Although the term Postpartum Depression is most often used, an individual may experience anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum. Research shows that getting help from a qualified therapist can reduce these symptoms. It is also empirically proven that including a significant other or spouse in counseling for postpartum or perinatal struggles reduces symptoms and hastens recovery. I encourage all my clients experiencing symptoms of PPD to schedule a conjoint session with their partner or significant other. As a member of Postpartum Support International and a counselor trained in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and DBT, I can assist you in creating healthy, strong attachments with your baby.

Pre-Marriage Counseling

Pre-Marriage Counseling helps you to build a strong, secure foundation as you make plans to move your relationship towards marriage. I am trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and utilize an integrative approach with each couple. I am a Christian and even if you are not I will be praying for your journey of preparation. I find it so exciting and a privilege to walk through this important part of your life.

Marriage Counseling

Marriage Counseling can be beneficial at any point in your marriage. Whether you are looking for a tune-up to continue in your growth as a couple, or because one of you has suggested therapy as a last step, I can help. I utilize Emotion Focused Therapy to help you create new healthy interactional events. These new patterns redefine the relationship so that each partner can become a source of security, protection, and comfort.

I utilize an integrative approach in order to best meet your specific needs!

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