Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
MFT, CADC III, NCC
After nearly 20 years of practice, I have found a relatable, engaged, and honest approach are foundations to achieving growth and balance.
910 NE Minnehaha St
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2002
I work primarily with adults over 30 years of age. A few of my specialties include working with: depression, trauma, grief, codependency, loss-of-meaning, relationship/family conflict, major life-transitions, betrayal, and anxiety. In addition, I have a passion for those who identify as Highly Sensitive and Anxious Attachment styles.
Relational Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a contemporary approach rooted in Freud's original Psychoanalysis. Psychodynamic therapy puts emphases on the psychological cause of emotional pain. Self-reflection and self-examination are its major focus. Relational Therapy (RT) asserts the relationship is in fact what is needed for true reflection, examination, and ultimately change. A few major tenants of RT include therapist’s stance, authenticity, presence, reflection, and full engagement.
Codependency can be defined as the tendency to put others needs before your own; accommodating to others to such a degree that you tend to discount or ignore your own feelings, desires and basic needs. In codependency our self-esteem depends largely on how well we please, take care of and/or solve problems for someone else (or many others). In a sense, then only really know yourself through your role with others. Moving towards greater balance between self and others is possible!
Depression can show up in many different flavors and intensities. It can affect our sleep, our appetite, motivation, and certainly our relationships. Some types of depression makes us feel sad and hopeless, while others can feel agitating, even rageful. Regardless, depression takes over our lives and negatively impacts our functioning. Getting to the root of what's pressing down on us is key to recovering.
Working to develop healthy, happy lives and relationships within the queer, poly, lifestyle, and sexual minority communities.
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