About My Clients
I started Mended Families to provide psychotherapy services for adults and children navigating separation, divorce, union dissolution, remarriage, repartnering, blended family issues, and other difficult family and life transitions. I help every type of couple, family, and person find harmony, balance, and peace in their relationships and life.
My Background and Approach
As a therapist, I use a mindfulness-based approach and have an open, nonjudgmental stance when working with clients. Informed by Buddhist and existential thought, I think that therapy helps us manage anxiety, create meaning, and develop better ways to connect—leading to greater self- awareness and a richer, more authentic life. I aim to collaborate with my clients to help them realize the change needed in their lives to get unstuck and live authentically. When working with couples, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy, Relational Life Therapy and Gottman Method to help couples heal from old wounds, increase intimacy, and improve communication. I offer Brainspotting for trauma, Discernment Counseling for couples on the brink and, Uncoupling therapy to couples separating to help establish a cooperative coparenting relationship and more. I received my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and BA in English Literature and Women’s Studies from UCLA.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I'm dedicated to anti-racism, social justice, and human rights. I provide culturally sensitive services and am a proud intersectional feminist and LGBTQIA+ community member. I aim to create a safe and accepting space for clients from all backgrounds, as they process difficult life and family challenges while acknowledging the often oppressive role our society and the dominant social narrative play.