Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Supervisor: Lana Kim, Ph.D., LMFT and Betsy Langston, M.S., LMFT
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are hoping to heal past trauma, improve communication and find new possibilities.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2021
I work closely with clients who wish to reduce feelings of distress, improve their relationships, and feel empowered to problem solve. I see people as part of their ‘systems’; their history, family, culture, beliefs, current relationships and jobs…it’s an ecology, so any changes can improve the whole. I also enjoy working with families with members of all ages to increase communication and feelings of safety and acceptance through an attachment based, emotionally focused lens.
I work collaboratively with partners, families and individuals who want to foster connection and form deeper, more loving relationships. I also work with parents to identify their struggles with parenting (be it a one time issue or an on going parenting struggle) and develop a plan to support the entire family system.
Working with moment-to-moment awareness helps us to gain insight and emotional healing. I am a certified 300 hour yoga instructor and have clinical training in mindfulness, experiential and somatic based therapies.
As a Marriage, Couple and Family Therapist, I believe relationships are central to our experience of the world. We take into consideration the effects on each person's life of differences in power or equality as well as the impact of social issues such as class, race, gender, and culture. Relational therapy is collaborative and supportive.
I have worked closely with women across the lifespan, especially around big life transitions, family/relational issues and inter-generational trauma.
In my experience, anxiety is almost always a symptom of another issue, one that perhaps remains beneath consciousness. Anxiety is often accompanied by feelings of shame or not being good enough. We will work together to expand awareness, track patterns that may be constricting you, and gently help you find healthy and compassionate ways to relate to yourself and those you love.
As a marriage, couple, and family therapist, I believe relationships are central to our experience of the world. I also believe that we often aren't given the relational tools we need in order to thrive in all relationships. Relationship counseling can be a transformative experience that provides new ways of connecting to yourself and to your partner(s). I typically utilize emotionally focused therapy and experiential therapy when working with couples and relationships.
I enjoy working with young children and their families through all of life’s ups and downs. I believe in meeting caregivers and children where they are at, and working together to create a plan for mental and emotional wellness for the whole family. I help families with young children learn ways to increase emotional closeness and change patterns using child-parent play and parent guidance. I have experience helping families support children exploring their gender identity and expression.
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