My desire is to create a safe, warm and accepting space for all my individual clients, couples and families. I believe that feelings of belonging and acceptance are the foundation of the growth we can achieve together. Understanding my clients problems from a holistic perspective is important to me – with your insight, I seek to paint a more detailed picture of your problem within the context it has evolved and been maintained. My belief is that all problems make sense in the context of our unique experiences and relationships. My desire is to validate these experiences, and help you work toward healing.
I use a combination of both attachment and humanistic theories in my work with clients. I believe that in order to become our best selves, we have to know and understand that we are loved, valued and worthy. When we believe we are lovable, and feel confident in the person we are, our capacity for growth is tremendous. These theories inform the model I use, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT highlights the importance of our innate desires as humans to connect, love, and have secure attachments.
I graduated from Texas Tech University with a M.S. in Couple, Marriage and Family Therapy. I have specific training working with couples and families dealing with the impacts of addiction. I find that focusing on attachment needs and desires, within the family and couple unit, often result in long-lasting recovery. I have a passion for helping families and couples come together to combat the addiction and achieve holistic healing. Although much of my passion is working in the field of addiction, I also have experience working with clients impacted by chronic illness, infidelity, depression, anxiety and grief.
Much of my time outside the therapy room is spent drinking coffee, hiking, watching football (Go Dawgs, Red Raiders & Bobcats!), and traveling.
Thanks so much for taking the time to learn more about me! To contact me directly, please call: (406) 318-6656.