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 decided to pursue a professional counseling career in 2018 after seven years of working with hurting individuals and families as a lay counselor and adoption support group leader. The challenges I saw before me repeatedly highlighted the critical role of healthy adults and healthy marriage relationships as a foundation for healthy families. As I’ve entered my professional counseling journey, I have found that working with adults towards this reality has become my passion. This passion led me to pursue additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, which proves to be a beautiful approach to strengthen and restore emotional connection in distressed relationships.
While open to clients from a variety of circumstances, I continue to enjoy working with foster and adoptive parents on their journeys – helping them rediscover hope and find healing for strained relationships, whether with their spouse, partner or children. I believe that decades 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.
Regardless of how a family is built, I find the roots of attachment ground us all. I’d be honored to help you discover and deepen these roots for the security and well-being of yourself and your closest relationships.
This provider practices in two locations. Please see this link for other location information, which may include different services and/or insurance coverage.
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Young Adult (19-25)
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