I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#MFT001592)
It takes a great deal of courage to ask for help. Life is full of twists and turns and sometimes you need a person to go on that roller coaster with you. But asking for help is hard! I strive to really understand what it is you are going through, what makes you uniquely you, and how to find ways to make a change. My hope is that you will feel understood, cared for, motivated, challenged, and inspired. I tend to see adults who are struggling with grief and loss, relationship distress, maternal mental health issues, or a life transition. My aim is to help my clients restore balance and increase hope for the future.
Couples can endure a lot of distress and heartache before finally going to see a couples therapist. Many times in counseling I hear, "we've tried everything and nothing works." There can be anger, resentment, old wounds, injured trust, or a longing for a closeness that was at one time present. Couples want to go from feeling hopeless to hopeful. It is for this reason that I practice from the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model when working with couples. EFT helps couples create lasting change by enabling couples to break out of their painful patterns of behavior. As a therapist I have been drawn to EFT because of the model's experiential strategies and non-judgmental, compassionate stance. It is also backed up by more than two decades of empirical research. I have completed the 4-day EFT Externship, 5 weekends of Core Skills Training, and am now pursuing advanced training and certification in EFT under the supervision of Dr. Alan Graham. If you'd like to learn more about EFT visit www.iceeft.com.