Distress and disconnection within relationships are difficult to navigate on our own. Couples and families tend to seek better communication, deeper connection, and greater overall relationship satisfaction. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist ready to compassionately assist individuals, couples, and families towards the solutions they desire. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, sexual addiction, divorce adjustment, grief and other general clinical presentations.
I received my Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2007 from the University of Southern Mississippi.
I believe in the powerful influence of connection. When there is safety and sensitivity bonds are formed and hearts can heal.
I am the wife and mom of three. I enjoy cooking homemade meals and eating even more. My creative outlet is arranging flowers and I have even been lucky enough to do the flowers for some weddings. You will usually find me spending my time with my family, enjoying what the outdoors has to offer or just reading books on the couch.
Professionally I have a few specialties. I specialize in women's issues, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image, birth and labor trauma, and postpartum depression. I love working with parents facing various parenting struggles. Parenting is extremely hard, and I can be the support you need to navigate it. I especially enjoy navigating the early years with parents, specializing in baby sleep, potty training, and eating support. Finally, I believe in strengthening marriages before they begin. During premarital counseling I will help strengthen your marriage to withstand the trials that are sure to come.
I enjoy working with couples and have received extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). It is one of the best methods for helping couples address and effectively resolve a myriad of issues - from infertility to infidelity. One thing I like about EFT is that it helps couples transform their relationships, helping them find a deeper connection and a sense of emotional safety and support. This transformation positions them to effectively handle future challenges in a way that strengthens, rather than threatens, their relationship.
I have also received training in one of the top treatments for trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. I have loved using this with clients. It has been amazing to see how quickly and effectively it can helps people recover from their past experiences and move forward in life, feeling like they are in control.
While not in the office, I enjoy being with my toddler and husband. We like spending time outside, traveling, and cooking. We also enjoy gardening, especially when the produce is ready to be picked!
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, and it is my passion to help strengthen and breathe life into marriages and families. I am a mother of 6 great children and 2 grandsons, and the more my family grows, the more I am grateful for the opportunity to help other families find peace and love within themselves and within their family relationships.
I specialize in treating victims of trauma of all types using EMDR. I have completed the advanced training for EMDR and am in the process of becoming certified. This is an evidence-based treatment that offers immediate help to those that are struggling with the effects of trauma.
I also specialize in treating couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and have done extensive training and am hoping to be certified within the year. This is an evidence-based treatment that helps to build strong connections between partners that are long lasting.
I have experience treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, and many other challenges is also within my experience to treat.
I know that seeking help with the intent to change for the better takes courage and strength and those that take that step are brave indeed!