Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling
I'm a licensed professional.
Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC 48176
I am passionate about helping people build better relationships - relationships between partners and relationships between parents and children. Sometimes how we were brought up influences how we interact with our partners or our children and we want something different, a different approach or model. Sometimes events happen which affect how we can interact with our partners or children. I am motivated to help tease apart these issues to help people create the most satisfying relationships possible.
I come to this profession from many experiences. As a classroom teacher and educational researcher I witnessed on a daily basis how children can struggle and how important parent-child relationships are for the well being and development of children. As a wife and mother, I am continually challenged to balance the demands of maintaining a solid (and romantic) relationship, parent through all the stages of childhood, teenager drama, and launching, and find precious moments for myself and my growth. I draw on these experiences to provide a compassionate environment to support parents, couples and children through their challenges.