Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist providing trauma-informed therapy for LGBTQ+ and ADHD Adults.
1327 SE Tacoma Street
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2010
Faith: Agnosticism, Atheism, Interfaith, Multifaith
I work with sensitive, creative, and gifted adults who tend to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. I am passionate about helping my clients find greater resilience and a sense of purpose in their lives.
I have completed training in EMDR, and use an Attachment-Based EMDR approach in my work with clients. EMDR can be a powerful tool for challenging stuck core beliefs about oneself, and for decreasing negative emotions and physical reactions related to traumatic experiences. I am happy to provide more information about EMDR so you can decide if it is right for you.
While on staff at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, I was a member of the Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies Team. My mindfulness-based therapy training includes DBT, ACT, MBCT, FAP, Yoga-Informed Psychotherapy, and Compassion-Based Therapies. I believe that mindful awareness gives us a starting point for learning new ways of being in the world.
I received my initial training and education as a marriage and family therapist at Northwestern University, where I learned to integrate the top models of couple therapy into a flexible and collaborative approach with my clients. I continue to attend trainings to improve my skills around emotionally focused therapies, sex therapy, attachment theory, and issues specific to LGBTQ couples.
Life can be extra stressful for Adults with ADHD, and it impacts so much more than your productivity. In therapy, we create change by working with your ADHD, not against it. We unpack the old shame stories, explore the biological & systemic reasons why you may experience the world differently, and take steps toward the future you want for your life.
I am a queer-indentified and LGBTQ affirming therapist. I have experience working with LGBTQ individuals, couples & their families across a wide range of issues, including: coming out, family acceptance, questioning gender identity or sexual orientation, improving dating patterns & strengthening long-term relationships, healing trauma & increasing self-acceptance.
Couples often come to therapy with the goal of improving patterns of conflict in their relationships and increasing their intimacy and connection with their partners. My work with couples incorporates behavioral interventions (CBT), emotionally-focused techniques, mindfulness (ACT, DBT) and attachment theory to help clients build healthier relationships.
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