I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 20 years experience in helping people reach their goals and find an authentic life.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Scottsdale, AZ
Do you find yourself falling into one or more of these codependent relationship patterns: people pleasing, defining your self-worth by others, ignoring red flags, have poor boundaries, have a hard time saying no and staying in a relationship with someone who is unavailable or abusive?
Do you find yourself falling into one or more of these codependent relationship patterns: people pleasing, defining your self-worth by others, ignoring red flags, have poor boundaries, have a hard time saying no and staying in a relationship with someone who is unavailable or abusive? For many people conflict is comfortable, and healthy feels foreign. I will help you recognize the patterns in your life and provide you with the necessary tools to challenge your beliefs and self defeating thoughts
I gained extensive training in the treatment of eating disorders and body image issues while working as the Clinical Director at the Rosewood Outpatient Center for Eating Disorders. I can assess and determine the correct level of care for each client to help begin their journey toward recovery. My commitment to you, is to provide you with the best approaches to support your recovery. Together, we will create a healthier relationship with your body and stop the negative thought patterns.
From the time you publicize that you are pregnant or adopting, friends, family and even strangers feel free to offer advice. You may find some of this information appreciated, and some of it not. I want to help you find the singular voice that matters most – your own. Adjusting to the transition of parenthood is one of the biggest changes you will face in your lifetime. You don’t have to go through this alone, I am here to help you achieve emotional health and wellness on this journey.
The goals of the Gottman Method include increasing closeness and friendship behaviors, addressing conflict productively, and building a life of shared meaning together. Couples who function effectively treat each other with consideration, and are supportive of each other. The Gottman Method is dedicated to combining wisdom from research and practice to support and strengthen marriages, families, and relationships.
I am level 1 and 2 trained in EMDR. I have used EMDR to relieve psychological distress for variety of different issues from past trauma of sexual abuse, and to address the underlying issues of depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an approach to psychotherapy that identifies and addresses multiple sub-personalities or families within each person’s mental system. IFS therapy is used to treat individuals, couples, and families. It is an evidence-based approach that has been shown to be effective for treating a variety of conditions and their symptoms, such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. The goal is to free the parts of their extreme roles and begin to lead with your true self.