I have experience working with couples, families with teens/children, and individuals, and have worked in a variety of settings for the past 12 years. I received my MA from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH in clinical psychology. I also received a Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Denver Family Institute. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC).
Areas of experience include working with couples, with families with teens/children, and with individuals struggling with various life circumstances. I also have an area of experience in working with families who have adopted or are fostering children.
I have received specialized training in the area of attachment/bonding in both family therapy and couples therapy. I have studied with Dan Hughes and his Attachment Focused Family Therapy model.
I am also a PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) Level II Clinician.
I have also been trained in TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention), under Karyn Purvis, David Cros, and their staff. TBRI is a model for working with children who have experienced complex developmental trauma.
I am also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained clinician. EMDR therapy is an approach that supports people in working through and healing from trauma and other disturbing life situations.
I am also on the faculty of the Denver Family Institute, where I teach a class called Family Play Therapy and supervise therapists in the program. I am a Clinical Fellow of AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy).
“I describe family values as responsibility towards others, increase of tolerance, compromise, support, flexibility. And essentially the things I call the silent song of life—the continuous process of mutual accommodation without which life is impossible.” (On Family Therapy: A Visit with Salvador Minuchin,” Psychology Today (March-April 1993).