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hope"Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging, and joy- the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light."

— Brené Brown

Raising a family and maintaining healthy relationships can be challenging. At times, we need to seek outside professional guidance to reconnect and heal from family conflicts, emotional damage, and crisis.

My theoretical framework in working with family systems is through the attachment-based approach and emotionally focused treatment perspective. The goal is to strengthen attachment bonds between a youth and his or her parent(s) or guardian, and to facilitate family cohesion, problem-solving, emotional regulation, and structure in the home.

You have taken the first step by looking for a therapist. Whether you are looking for a family, couples, or an individual therapist, I can help. You will find a safe place to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is through the vulnerability of sharing, you will learn to first build trust with yourself, then with others. Together, we will help you discover how to embrace and accept your authentic self. I have assisted individuals and families with the following issues:

  • Addiction/ Codependency
  • Life Transitions
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
  • Parent/Child Conflict
  • Blended Families
  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Self-Esteem
  • Bullying
  • Group Dynamics
  • Greif and Loss
  • Youth ages 9 and older

Treatment modalities include, but are not limited to the following:

Parenting Safety Planning/ Communication Skills Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Child (9-12) and Adolescence Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Nurtured Heart Approach Psychodynamic/Schema Therapy
Compassion Therapy Solution-Focused Facilitation
Family System Therapy Trauma Informed
Emotionally Focused Family Therapy Conflict Resolution
Attachment-based approach Addiction Recovery

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