About My Clients
Do you find yourself hesitating to be honest with your spouse because you're scared you'll hurt their feelings? Do you ever feel stuck in the same repeating argument? Managing your anxiety about your relationship can be a very difficult task at times when you're attempting to do it alone. If there's one thing being a counselor has taught me, it's that life is not meant to be lived alone.
My Background and Approach
I was trained in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy at Western Michigan University. I am passionate about connecting people and operate from a very person-centered approach. I have experience working with couples and marriages through a variety of topics including infidelity, communication issues, reinvigorating passion, life transitions (new career, moving, new life stages), grief, parenting struggles, blended families, anxiety, and depression. I love marriage counseling and put my all into my sessions. I emphasize the lost art of "taking care of yourself" and its impact on relationship satisfaction. I also use a lot of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy principles and Gottman methods in my practice. In this busy world, it can be really easy to skip past your emotions and move onto the next thing. I focus my couples on slowing down and really experiencing what their body is telling them so that we have direction on what the couple really needs to discuss.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that we are all supposed to be living the life that we want and deserve. At times, it can be really easy to fall into the habit of comparing your life to someone else's. In doing so, we negate our process of experiencing our lives. I believe that it is ultra important to be nice to yourself and spend time in gratitude. Everyone deserves to feel loved and appreciated. No matter how big the mountain is in front of you, no peak is too high for couples if both partners are working together. People make mistakes and that's how we learn about life. Without the dark, what is the light?