Hello! I am a marriage & family therapist specializing in couples issues including premarital, communication, betrayal, and intimacy.
Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
Supervised by Michaela Decker LMFT
Postpartum changes to a relationship can affect both partners and may impact sex drives, communication, body image, intimacy, and identity among other issues. Together we can help you get back in touch with yourself and your partner and find the joy in this new season of life.
I specialize in relationships, and if you are experiencing effects of infidelity, emotional disconnection, or loss of sex & intimacy, you can expect a safe, supportive place to land. I frequently utilize Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy, two modalities steeped in research and empirically shown to bring about results for couples.
Research tells us EFT moves couples from distress to recovery in 70-75% of cases and creates improvements in 90% of couples coming in for therapy. I completed post-graduate training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy with a faith-sensitive focus. Although we work with people of varied backgrounds and ethnicities, we can provide Christian counseling for those seeking it. If your faith is a source of strength and support, let’s lean into that.
If you are newly engaged, congratulations! We are excited to celebrate with you and help to equip you for the adventure ahead. Counseling as you transition into marriage is one of my core specialities. So much is invested into the wedding day – it only makes sense to invest in the relationship. Together, we will address foundational issues to build a union that lasts long after you say “I do.”
Having a baby is a major life transition that can bring so much joy and simultaneously upend your identity and relationship. Postpartum changes can affect both partners and impact a variety of areas including: sex drive, communication, emotional intimacy, body image, and identity among others. My training in marriage and family therapy can help you navigate this transition and regain intimacy and a renewed sense of who you are individually and as a couple.
My approach is non-judgmental and supportive. Whether you are the involved partner or the injured partner, you will find a safe space to process this moment in your relationship and guide you as you consider next steps. Infidelity does not have to mean the end of your relationship. Many couples come through a betrayal stronger and more intimate than before.
You can bring it all to the table - no judgment. I believe everyone can be understood in the context of their story. I specialize in relationships, & if you are experiencing effects of infidelity, emotional disconnection, loss of sex or intimacy, you can expect a safe, supportive place to land. My graduate research focused on discrepant sexual desire – if you are experiencing mismatched sex drives, you are not broken. My favorite thing in the world is helping you re-ignite your spark!