My Approach to Helping
I started Mended Families to help adults and children navigate difficult family and life transitions. I'm a psychotherapist who specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families navigating separation, divorce, and remarriage or repartnering. As someone who grew up in a blended and multicultural family, and who now has her own blended family, I am passionate about providing support for all types of families, and understand first-hand how difficult and rewarding nontraditional families can be.
In addition to individual, couples, and family counseling, I also offer a newly developed type of therapy for these unique families called Pre-Blending Family Therapy. This specialized therapy includes a mixture of individual, couples, and family sessions to help those who plan to merge their families prepare for the common challenges blended families face and to enhance their success as a cohesive family unit.
As a culturally sensitive therapist, I use a mindfulness-based approach and have an open, nonjudgmental stance when working with clients. I am a proud LGBTQIA+ ally and welcome working with people from diverse backgrounds.