I believe that humans are made to thrive in healthy relationships. With a focus on attachment, I sincerely desire that my clients feel safe, seen and secure while they take the courageous steps needed towards growth in their personal lives. I understand how the impact of early life experiences can seep into the present and desire to work collaboratively with my clients to discover new approaches to their challenges.
I am particularly passionate about walking with adoptive and foster parents on their journeys – helping them rediscover hope and find healing for strained relationships, whether with their spouse, partner or children. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I’m currently pursuing advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy which, rooted in adult attachment theory, proves to be a beautiful approach to strengthen and restore emotional connection in distressed relationships. In addition to this training, years of experience as a foster sister and adoptive mom myself, along with a Permanency and Adoption Competency Certification, provide me with a unique understanding and enhanced sense of compassion for the needs adoptive and foster families face. I am committed to helping caregivers find health and balance in their own lives so that they can lead their children from a place of security and well-being.
This provider practices in two locations. Please see this link for other location information, which may include different services and/or insurance coverage.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
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