My Approach to Helping
Healing can happen when your deepest pain is processed in the safety of a sensitive, empathetic therapeutic relationship. My main goal is to provide a secure place where you can be completely honest and open with your feelings; a place where we can journey together through the darkness and into a healthier, happier you.
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, as well as practicing in general mental health, I enjoy using holistic methods to address your emotions, mind, body, and spirit for more integrative healing. I use such modalities as EMDR, attachment theory, Gottman method, Gestalt, and other holistic interventions to help you get in touch with the whole you. Together we can find healing, hope, and a light at the end of the tunnel.
I have also done extensive work with couples in working through life's challenges, as well as premarital counseling. I use the SYMBIS assessment to help couples recognize their strengths and the gifts they will bring to the marriage, as well as identify any potential "hot spots" that could create conflict between the couple.
Additionally, I am a certified mediator and can assist those couples seeking to reach a fair settlement and reduce fees associated with divorce or separation by helping to mediate conversations around division of assets and liabilities, current and future parenting decisions and plans, co-parenting concerns, and all other aspects of divorce. When a settlement is reached, I can create a Memorandum of Understanding detailing the agreement for each party to take to their attorneys for review and inclusion in a separation agreement or divorce decree. By working to keep clients focused on what they want moving forward, rather than on the high emotions of the past and current relationship, clients can often save thousands of dollars and much time being tied up in the adversarial legal system. By working together to reach the agreements they choose, through mediation clients are able to maintain control of their outcome rather than putting it in the hands of a judge or arbitrator.