I am passionate about helping individuals, couples and families and want you to feel heard, safe and understood.
Student Therapist in Fort Collins, CO
Supervised by Julien Faure, J.D., LL.M., M.S., LMFT
When family members don't feel as connected to one another as they once did, I've been able to rebuild those connections and help strengthen relationships among members. I have been able to increase conflict resolution strategies and help each member feel heard and understood within the family system.
I've been able to help couples who feel they keep having the same argument over and over by helping them increase their communication and conflict resolution skills. By mapping negative interactions a couple may have with one another and exploring patterns, I have been able to help couples feel closer to their partner and heard. I have also helped couples who have experienced an infidelity or loss of trust within the relationship.
I enjoy EFT because I feel it is truly effective for committed and dedicated couples who are trying to prioritize their relationship. By mapping out patterns and cycles couples can fall into that aren't benefitting their relationship, EFT can help each partner understand why they act and respond in a certain situation while also diving deeper into emotions that may feel scary or overwhelming to process.
Attachment theory is great because it can help provide explanations for clients who may wonder why they behave a certain way in relationships (romantic or otherwise) and explore patterns they may have noticed. Exploring your attachment style can be extremely helpful in understanding your own reactions to important people in your life and can help improve relationships that matter to you.
SFBT is great for focusing on what is working and ignoring what doesn't. It can be useful when working with parent-child interactions as well as romantic relationships. By encouraging and exploring things that benefit and help the relationship, SFBT has helped my clients feel hopeful and more optimistic about their outlook. This is a very collaborative approach which clients can appreciate and give them the ability to determine what works for them.
Adolescence is a huge period of growth and change and can be difficult to understand as a caregiver why your child may be acting differently or making decisions they didn't use to. I want to be open and empathize with my adolescent clients and be a figure they can feel comfortable talking with. My hope is that they feel heard, understood and safe when meeting with me.