I am an experienced couples counselor and I train therapists on working with couples who have children with special needs.
I practice EMDR and trauma informed therapy to help clients cope with the hard things they have walked through or are continuing to survive. In 2020, I earned a trauma therapy certificate from Trauma Support Services of North Texas.
I have advanced training in emotionally focused therapy for couples and I am a member of the North Texas Emotionally Focused Therapy Community steering committee.
As an adoptive parent, I understand the complex emotions around adoption. We often feel pressured to only present the rosy side of adoption with no space to process the challenges of parenting a child who struggles with attachment or the grief of your original dreams for parenthood. Relationships often struggle when parents respond differently to challenges our families face. You'll find a safe space to work through the pain either individually or with your partner.