It is the balance of being client-centered (meeting clients where they’re at) and encouraging change (which sometimes includes calling out BS or respectfully challenging individuals when needed).
First, I want to thank you for taking the time to learn more about me.
I focus on creating an emotionally safe place to allow individuals to feel safe, to be vulnerable and lean into discomfort, to create change that may be desired or needed. I work on creating this through my style and approach with therapy; direct but compassionate and caring. In addition, I use humor and transparency, when appropriate. It is the balance of being client-centered (meeting clients where they’re at) and encouraging change (which sometimes includes calling out BS or respectfully challenging individuals when needed).
My focused area of training has been family systems, trauma, addiction, mindfulness/body regulation, and anxiety. Additional areas of work included.
Experience: I have worked in different settings, such as community organizations, family preservation and reunification for families that have CPS involvement, and treatment centers. I have worked with children, adults, individuals, couples, and families.
Credentials: Bachelor’s in psychology, Bachelor’s in Family and Human Development, In 2011 a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy.
License: Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Arizona
Currently: I am offering in-person sessions (with COVID precautions being implemented. I am seeing Adult Individuals or Parent-Adult Children (that have been strained by addiction).
Decision Making Skills
Domestic Violence (victims or relationships with past history)
Family Dysfunction / Generational Patterns
Marital and Premarital
Parent-Adult Child relationships
Parenting and Co-parenting
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Family / Marital
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Structural Family Therapy
Parent-Adult Children (that have been strained by addiction)