As an intern therapist completing my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, it is my firm belief that growth and positive change is possible for every person and that it is a privilege to walk through that process with the clients that I work with. As I grow and develop myself I have come to believe in the integration of body, mind, soul, and spirit as a key to holistic healing and experience. Drawing from therapy models such as Satir Transformational Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Neufeld Attachment theory I strive to work with clients in such a way as to provide them with a new therapeutic experience of themselves which they can then take with them into the other contexts of their lives. I believe that every individual has unique resources and gifts within them and that unlocking these in a space of safety and vulnerability can be truly transformational. As I continue to work towards a greater congruence of self I am becoming more aware of the important role of self-acceptance and self-compassion in this pursuit. I also know that the process of looking at oneself can be daunting and challenging, and I therefore seek to form a collaborative relationship with each client so that we feel like teammates in the co-created process.
I work with women, men, couples, young adults, teens and families through a variety of struggles around relationships, depression and anxiety, trauma, loss, and abuse. As I continue to grow as an intern therapist I am always eager to explore new areas of learning as well.