I'm a marriage and family therapist specializing in couples therapy and families with adolescents. I have a passion for the outdoors.
Marriage & Family Therapist in Murray, UT
I have been seeing couples for 4 years, with more than half my caseload being couples. I am receiving specialized couples training in PACT in Spring 2023. My specialty with couples is working with high conflict couples and couples with trauma (single, double, including CPTSD). I communicate directly with my couples about those "touchy" topics and help couples see each other as people first, instead of as adversaries trying to get their competing needs met.
My first job as a therapist was working with teens and their families in wilderness therapy. I have experience working with high conflict families, adult children and their families and blended/step families. I help family members learn how to communicate from a heart at peace rather than a heart at war. I coach parents in creating secure relationships with their children and help them see their children from a parts perspective-how "negative" behaviors are attempts to get needs met.
I have been practicing Internal Family Systems for 4 years with adults, kids, couples and families. I am Level 1 trained. I actively use it with my clients and engage in ongoing professional development using this methodology through practice and feedback sessions from other therapists, as well as attending further training. I believe in the model so strongly that I also use it as a client in my own therapy. This contributes to my proficiency.