Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I provide evidence based therapy with a warm touch. My focus as a therapist is on treating trauma and healing relationships.
315 E. Main St
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2000
Typically my clients reach out to me because of feelings of sadness, worry, and disconnection in important relationships. My clients are often people who describe themselves as being “do-ers” who have difficulty slowing down to understand their internal world. Many of my clients are medical professionals, first responders, and veterans who have worked hard to train themselves out of their emotional reactions because of the need to focus and perform in their work setting.
I began learning emotionally focused therapy in 2020 as I was searching for a treatment orientation that better aligned with my growing understanding of the role of attachment needs and trauma in a wide variety of mental health and relationship concerns. I have completed over 100 hours of structured training in EFT with individuals and couples and regularly participate in ongoing educational trainings, consultation, and review of my work as I work towards certification.
When we are experiencing difficulties in our primary relationship, it can have ripple effects on our mental health, our parenting, our work, and our broader relationships. The loneliness that comes from feeling disconnected and un-seen by our partners has deep and long lasting impacts. I approach couples therapy using an EFT framework. The sessions help couples see and understand their hurtful patterns of interaction, then change this cycle as core emotions and needs are attended to.
Pregnancy and childbirth is expected to be a joyous time, but often no one talks about the pain of loss and the difficult emotions that can come as well. When someone has experienced a traumatic birth, a miscarriage or still birth, has lost an infant, or experienced a NICU stay, the pain can feel lonely and isolating. I see both individuals and couples who are pregnant, post-partum, or working through a trauma around childbirth to help address and soothe this pain.