I am a marriage and family therapist that has had specialized training working with individuals, couples, and families in Washington.
Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Spokane, WA
Supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Campbell MG60738049
Do you ever notice yourself reacting to an interaction from a partner/friend in a way that feels overblown or contradicting to who you are? This could be an attachment wound from an emotional injury from previous relationships/childhood such as betrayal, loss, neglect, rejection, and/or abuse. I help my clients identify and gain better understanding of their attachment styles, have corrective experiences in and out of session so then they can work against or counteract those learned behaviors.
If you ever found yourself doom scrolling on social media because it feels good in the moment, and then later you're disappointed in yourself for wasting all that time, it could point to anxiety. It's a normal reaction from our system to help keep us safe, but it can be unhelpful if it's constant and stops healthy functioning. I help my clients understand their anxiety, validate their experiences, and teach coping skills to work with their system instead of against it.
It's your relationship and you can make it how you want it to be. My job is to help you define it and help make it sustainable for all parties. For both marriage and premarital counseling I use Prepare Enrich which is an assessment tool using evidence-based skills and insights to foster healthy relationships. I also have been trained in and utilize Emotion Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method to help couples manage conflict, accept influence, and create shared meaning.
Relationships can get stuck and mismanaged after challenges/problems occur. My job is to help you understand what you want from the relationship and work as a team. For both marriage and premarital counseling I use Prepare Enrich which is an assessment tool using evidence-based skills and insights to foster healthy relationships. I also have been trained in and utilize Emotion Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method to help couples manage conflict, accept influence, and create shared meaning.
I have studied and been trained in Gottman. I have experience working with this method with past couples and have seen success in teaching them how to communicate effectively with each other, override negativity, and gain a sense of fun and adventure again.
This particular modality is close to my heart. I am currently in the process of becoming certified which also includes me doing my own work within this framework. This helps me understand what my clients could be experiencing during different protocols and be the secure anchor in sessions. works with experienced trauma/neglect in childhood that affects clients in present time. It's gentle, body-based method that uses repetitions of memories to assists neural integration and facilitate healing.
I have been trained and worked through an EFT lens not only with couples, but individuals and families too. It has helped my clients understand each their emotional responses and attachment styles ultimately to then grow, preserve, and solidify a secure bond within themselves and others.