I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology, a Master’s in Social Work, a Licensed Social Worker, and a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Denver, CO
Supervised by Jason Polk, CSW.09923905
I use a relational, client-centered approach through emphasis on the process, consistent offering of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruency. This relational and strengths-based approach fosters togetherness, safety, and trust—empowering clients’ to risk vulnerability, and authenticity, enabling collaborative and transparent treatment planning, and fostering a willingness to sit and lean into painful emotion.
Through the use of Relational Life Therapy, I work with couples to identify and move out of harmful, reactionary stances contributing to patterns of Disharmony within their relationship, to create shifts into celebrating and cherishing partners’ authentic selves and the role they play in the relationship with freedom of expression and without fear of blame, anger, retaliation, or condemnation.
My use of a relational approach is through metaprocessing transformational experiences and the therapist-client alliance. Meaning—from the first session to termination—feedback is consistently sought and weaved into the therapy process. I make intentional effort to seek feedback and check in regarding all that entails the therapy process and the therapeutic alliance.
I work with relationship and marriage issues through the use of Relational Life Therapy— and piece of other approaches—to help couples improve the transmission and receiving of communication by decreasing harmful, reactionary stances and increasing intentionality, vulnerability, assertiveness, and the skills necessary to go after the intimacy, passion, unity, and harmony each partner desires within their relationship.