My Services Offered through Teletherapy
As humans, we are wired to live in intimate connection with others. However, sometimes along the way we struggle with these intimate connections. In couples therapy I can help you at any point in your relational journey with your partner; as you start a new phase of your relationship, as you work through new or ongoing struggles, or through the process of separation and divorce.
As a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator I can work with couples prior to marriage to assess areas of strength and areas for growth to develop specific skills based on each couples needs.
Throughout the relationship, I specialize in working with couples on issues of cohabitation, communication and conflict, infidelity, and parenting.
As a trained divorce mediator (a non-attorney divorce professional), I can work with couples to disentangle their relationship during the process of separation as they consider aspects of co-parenting.
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) I will work with you to consider your presenting concerns through a systemic perspective. Whatever issue you’ve been struggling with and have found the strength to seek out services for, I can help you develop ways to better understand your struggles and new ways manage.
Reproductive and Perinatal Mental Health
The journey toward parenthood is one that involves aspects of your physical, psychological, relational, and spiritual health. While my hope for every person is that their journey to parenthood is smooth and easy, I am here if your reproductive story is not the story you expected.
As many as 1 in 7 moms (and 1 in 10 dads) experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum. If you are struggling to connect with your baby and/or partner during this time; feel angry, sad, or hopeless; are anxious or panicky; struggle to sleep even when your baby is sleeping; and/or are struggling to find enjoyment you may be struggling with a mood or anxiety disorder. The good news is that treatment is very effective.
For many reasons, a person may experience their birth as traumatic. Whatever the events, there is no, one definition to determine what is traumatic. If you (or your partner) experienced your birth as traumatic, we can work through this together.
Pregnancy and newborn loss is one of the most difficult types of losses to endure because you are grieving an experience you hoped and dreamed about and now need to somehow rewrite the story of your future. I offer bereavement counseling to help you in your journey.
Medical Family Therapy
Health is health! That is, physical health and mental health are inextricably connected. If you are struggling from an acute or chronic health condition, it is likely that you also are being impacted by emotional complications. You may also be struggling with how to manage this with a partner/spouse or with other family members. My goals are to help you and important support persons better communicate and manage the health issues.
I see great value in the collaboration with other health professionals and have worked in both primary and specialty care medical settings alongside medical providers collaborating on patient care.
I am a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. As the Director of Clinical Training for the Couple & Family Therapy Department at Adler University I have a deep understanding of the pre-licensed clinicians’ licensing requirements and developmental clinical needs. I consider my supervisory approach to be supportive yet challenging, and have a strong focus on systemic clinical skills and self-of-therapist development. Supervisees are expected to implement various clinical skills and theoretical approaches to evolve their personal approach to therapy. Prior to contracting for supervision, I am happy to discuss your goals and my approach to determine if I would be a good fit as your supervisor.