About My Clients
I want to help those ready to make changes! Change isn't easy and it takes those who are willing to make some uncomfortable shifts in their lives and relationships. I specialize in couples therapy, also but work with many family and individual concerns. I help clients understand patterns and habits preventing the happiness and fulfillment. I then help clients understand what steps need to be taken to achieve positive changes, build deeper connections, and establish empowering habits.
My Background and Approach
As an Army spouse of 27 years and a mother of 7 (now adult) children, I've had the opportunity to help couples, families, and individuals all over the world as a marriage and family therapist. While I have had the privilege of helping people overcome many challenges, because of my doctorate in couples and family therapy, my focus has largely been helping couples improve their emotional and physical intimacy, build deeper trust, heal from infidelity, and develop healthy means of communication. I also work extensively with parents and families to improve emotional closeness and communication. I have helped many teens and individuals improve self-confidence and build healthy relationships through greater self-compassion using CBT and building on existing strengths. I'm EMDR trained and use it effectively in online therapy helping clients heal from trauma and negative core self-beliefs. I use secure online therapy only, but have found it highly effective and very convenient for clients.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe people have much more power and resiliency within them than they may see. I work from a place of client-centered empowerment with a continual growth mindset. I believe that compassion, kindness, forgiveness, and respect for first, ourselves and, then, others are the keys to finding happiness and fulfilling relationships. I accept and respect people from all walks of life. I believe that my personal growth is enhanced by the unique perspectives and lived experiences of all my clients over the years. I believe that while I am the "expert" in therapy, you are the expert in your life, and my job is to help you unlock the strength and wisdom that already exists. My ultimate goal is to empower you to live the life and have the relationships you envision.