I am a Level 3 Brainspotting & Level 2 IFS Practitioner, an approved mediator, an RYT-500 yoga teacher, and a pre-certified EFT Therapist.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN
Supervised by Catherine Phipps, LMFT
I have studied and trained in attachment theory models including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT.) I am a pre-certified professional in EFT meaning I have completed all the training necessary for certification and am in the final stages of certification.
I have participated in IFS myself as a client and have trained in the model as a therapist. I have completed level one IFS training and am in the process of completing level two. I use this model daily in my practice with individuals.
I have trained in a multitude of Mindfulness-based therapies including therapeutic yoga (I have 500 hours of training RYT-500) in the lineage of Krishnamacharya, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Non-Violent Communication (NVC.)
I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient agencies assisting clients that have struggled with addictions to drugs and alcohol for over two years.
I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient organizations with clients that have dealt with PTSD and CPTSD. I have used IFS, Mindfulness, and Brainspotting to help clients process their experiences, move through the after-effects of the traumatic events, regulate their systems, and build hope for moving past the effects of shock traumas as well as developmental traumas, intergenerational trauma, and systematic traumas.
I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient agencies assisting clients that have struggled with addictions to drugs and alcohol for over two years. I have found that Mindfulness/DBT, Brainspotting, IFS, and Solution Focused therapies have been extremely useful in assisting clients to address the underlying pain that addictions help manage. I have found this useful in addictions of all types including technology, sex, exercise, work, food, and shopping as well.
I have worked with committed partners in all types of family structures. The stage of the relationship and how the family formed is important but do not create barriers to addressing difficulties that arise within these systems. I am firmly grounded in EFT and use attachment styles to help partners understand what unmet needs are affecting their relationships, heal attachment wounds that create difficulty in finding safety with each other, and assist partners in communicating effectively.