About My Clients
Couples who arrive at therapy are often struggling to manage conflict in a way that feels productive. They feel less connected with their partner(s) and arguments have become more frequent, often ending without anyone feeling heard. You deserve to have the kind of relationship you want. A relationship that brings you happiness, connection, and meaning. Managing inevitable conflict is not out of your reach. If you want to feel hopeful about your future together, I'd love to help you get there.
My Background and Approach
Despite therapy having a reputation for talking about our problems, I believe therapy is equally a space to celebrate the strengths of your relationship and to have fun! I help couples not just manage conflict, but also connect through it. I have completed Levels 1 and 2 of the Gottman Method training, with extra training around working with couples in recovery and treating affairs and trauma. I incorporate research-based interventions into our work to provide positive and efficient support. You can expect a thorough assessment that informs treatment by pinpointing the strengths and challenges in your relationship. You will gain tools in session that encourage communication, conflict management, ways to self-sooth, turning towards your partner(s) and meaning making within your relationship. You don’t have to stay stuck, and neither does your relationship. I can help.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I used to teach K-8th grade. I loved working with youth and had the privilege of educating (and learning from) many unforgettable personalities. Eventually, I realized being an educator was not going to be sustainable. I found myself overworked and exhausted. This fatigue led me to feel guilty that I was not performing as the teacher I envisioned. I knew I needed to do something else. Before I was able to make that decision, I had to grapple with guilt for leaving the profession I believed I was meant for. Leaping into a new career and leaving a profession so closely tied to my identity was unthinkable. I struggled immensely. But with help and support, I decided to focus on becoming a therapist. This experience guided me to specialize in career counseling and couples therapy. I love supporting neurodiverse couples and polyamorous and alternative relationships. I still tutor and am currently a researcher further building on our understanding and science of relationships.