I specialize in working with adult individuals and couples working through anxiety, life transitions, and relationship struggles.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Louisville, CO
When a major life change is coming up or in progress, it’s common to feel overwhelmed by stress. It is also common to be unsure about what you’re feeling. There is so much wrapped up in these life transitions. Therapy may be a productive way for you to get a pulse on the situation you're experiencing, to explore your feelings and thoughts about it, and to find your best way forward. While life transitions can be challenging, they are also opportunities for deeper understanding and growth.
When anxiety gets the best of us, it can get in the way of living the life we want to live. Together, we can identify areas of your life causing you anxiety or that you feel you’re not succeeding in. And we can explore areas in which you’d like to explore and grow. These could include hobbies, romantic relationships, friendships, or overall lifestyle changes. Learning to have a different relationship with anxiety is possible, and can help you succeed in reaching all of your life goals.
The story we often tell ourselves is that when we find “the one” everything will just fall into place. We think that we’ll forever be in tune with our love and nothing can come between us. As happy as that sounds, it’s often more complicated. Reconnecting, improving communication, preparing for a new chapter in your relationship, and growing together with your partner will take work. However, couples therapy is a good place to start in cultivating the loving relationship you want.
ACT is a model that I've been trained in and have utilized for many years in my practice. My first introduction to this therapy model was in my work with individuals and their families in treatment for eating disorders. Since then, I have found ACT to be widely applicable to many presenting concerns as this model is a way of living one's life mindfully, purposefully, and with acceptance for all of one's experience.
I was trained in EMDR in 2018 and have gone on to attend more advanced trainings to continue learning and growing in this therapeutic modality. Related to EMDR, I have also specialized in trauma informed care, and specifically have worked with sexual assault survivors in a university counseling center. EMDR is a powerful way of working with trauma, and for healing the negative impacts survivors of trauma often experience. I am a professional member of EMDRIA.
My specialized training in couples and families began in my graduate training program at the University of Colorado Denver. There, I began to focus on understanding and treating the complexities of relationships. I went on to pursue my license as a Marriage and Family Therapist following graduate school, and have trained in specific couples therapeutic models such as the Gottman method and the PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) model. I am a professional member of AAMFT.