Hi, I’m Christy. I’m a Trauma, Anxiety and Relationship Specialist, & an EMDR Certified Therapist specializing in childhood & complex trauma
Therapist in Holladay, UT
The primary method I use in assessment & intervention with couples is the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy because this method is based on over 40 years of research on what predicts relationship breakup & divorce & what, in contrast, predicts people being in happy, long-term satisfying relationships. I also utilize Dr. Susan Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy & Terrence Real’s Relational Life Therapy in this process. All sessions are 80 minutes long because this length is most effective.
You may feel stuck, frustrated, discouraged, exhausted, or overwhelmed. My intent is to create a nonjudgmental, safe, kind & compassionate relationship & process with you so that we can explore what’s going on for you & what steps you want to take. I support & empower you in identifying & processing what’s going on, working through what’s holding you back, & moving forward to create the life & relationships you want. A life that feels more authentic, whole-hearted & true to yourself.
I practice attachment-focused EMDR which, in my experiences, is more client-centered, flexible & intuitive than standard be a good fit for you if you struggle with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, childhood abuse or neglect, depression, not feeling fully alive, not enjoying life, difficulty making important decisions & taking action, intense emotional reactions to certain situations or people, difficult relationships in the family with whom you grew up, or issues in your relationships as an adult.
My approach as a couples therapist is to focus on what is happening between the two of you, & using my expertise and clinical experience to help empower the two of you to develop skills & processes which you can use to effectively address any issue in your relationship. Our goals often include improving your communication skills, connection & intimacy, conflict management skills & your understanding of & support of each other as equal partners, enabling you to create the relationship you want.