You might feel overwhelmed with all of the therapists’ profiles you have looked at or all of the failed attempts you may have had to improve your situation.
I get it.
I have been on both sides of this table and can easily take myself back to that sense of despair, frustration, and anxiety, just trying to find a solution. I set out to be the therapist I needed, one that cut the crap and truly wanted to help me as quickly as possible in a way that felt authentic to who I was as a person.
So, who am I as a therapist? I will be honest. I expect a lot of my clients. I expect that you are committed to therapy and ready for change, coming to therapy ready to put in the hard work.
No therapist, sadly not even me, can do the work for you. I do not possess a magic wand that can instantly make all of your problems disappear (though I so wish I did). That said, I am an active participant in your therapy, tailoring everything I do to exactly what you need, not what your neighbor or sister may need. I am far from a robot, showing up as an authentic, and equally flawed, human in every session.
From time to time, I share about my own experiences, letting you know that you are not alone and giving you insider knowledge of why I do what I do. I am compassionate and warm, but also straight-forward and not afraid to hold your feet, and your loved one’s feet, to the fire.
Let’s face it. If you enjoyed being in your comfort zone as it stands, you would not be coming to see me. You have to get uncomfortable to experience lasting change and the relief you so desperately seek. While it can be very challenging in the moment, I guarantee it is 100% worth it!
I deeply and personally understand the challenges you are facing. I have true compassion and an authentic ability to identify complex emotions, even if you do not have the words to name your emotions yourself. My clients have often said that I have a gift in taking all of the chaos in their head and putting it into words that make sense, leading them to feel seen, heard, and understood, perhaps for the first time in a long time.
I am truly passionate about leading people to the same support and inner peace that I found when I sat on the other side of that table. I help clients tackle a variety of challenges, including: pregnancy and postpartum concerns/trauma, relationship dysfunction, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, and sexual struggles. I also offer Christian-based therapy, if that feels like a good fit for you, as well as offer specialized support for highly sensitive persons (HSPs).
So how did I get here?
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University, followed by my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northwestern University. I concluded my education earning my Doctorate of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy at Florida State University.
I worked in several different settings, receiving hundreds of hours of supervision and very intensive therapeutic training. Through all of this, I gained a ton of insight and tools to help individuals, couples, and families facing a vast array of concerns return to how they dreamed their life would be.
I am a clinical fellow of the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. I have taught university courses, guest lectures, and parent training programs. In therapy, I utilize many several different therapeutic approaches, to include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
My hope is that this brief introduction has been helpful in your determining if I am the right therapist for you. If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to check out my FAQ section, email me, call me, or set up that FREE no obligation 20-minute phone consultation.
Even if not with me, I sincerely hope you find the support you need and the joy you deserve!