My intention is to walk alongside others on their journey of discovery and healing, offering the tools of an empowered life.
Marriage & Family Therapist in Overland Park, KS
Supervised by Eric Parks, MS, LCMFT / Kansas 904
I have been trained in neurofeedback and am currently working toward my certification. The brain has an amazing potential to heal itself when provided with the information needed to do so. Neurofeedback is a non-invasive process that can help improve the brain’s ability to regulate and, in turn, offer possible traction to the therapy process, whether that be for anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, brain injury, and more.
My education is based in family systems and how we are all impacted, in some form or fashion, by the families from which we came, by our friends, our work environments, our communities, and our culture. Developing an understanding of these influences by taking a look at our past and present environments can offer possible clarity as to why we behave the way we do.
My clinical work to date has involved the use of Experiential Therapy which focuses on acceptance, emotional expression, self-esteem, and the varying ways families can get caught up in cycles of dysfunction. You will be fully accepted where you are, right now, today.
Grief functions in our lives on multiple levels and in many different circumstances. It is a process that requires attention and acceptance ... and it doesn't have a time table or expiration date. Grief is difficult; at the same time, there are potential gifts to be found when people allow themselves to recognize and then release these intense emotions as often as is necessary.
The best part of my job is reminding individuals of their inherent value – no matter who they are or where they come from. To the degree that people recognize their value, they give themselves permission to grow which then empowers them to make the changes that invite healing on many different levels.
I have clinical experience in a domestic violence shelter setting working with outreach clients -- individuals, families, and in group settings. Safety is my first priority for you. Learning to recognize and accept that possible abuse (physical, emotional, financial, verbal, etc.) could be playing out in your life -- whether male, female, LGBTQ, or other -- is a first step to reclaiming your personal autonomy.