“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” – Rumi –
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA
When it comes to working with couples, I training from Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy and EFT to help couples navigate conflict and communication struggles that have caused relational wounds. I also believe all relationships (romantic and platonic) teach us a lot about ourselves, so when I work with individuals, I incorporate what can be learned from relationships both past and present.
I have experience with deployments and the strains it puts on families, combat-induced PTSD and struggles veterans have upon military discharge. I am also trained in Levels 1 & 2 Brainspotting, which can help with somatic storage of trauma.
I am a Certified Grief Informed Professional who is passionate about helping people process grief from the loss of a loved one and grief from a living loss, such as divorce. I am also trained in Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy.
If we do not feel heard, seen and understood, no progress can be made. You are not a problem to be fixed but a person to walk alongside as you navigate life struggles.
I have Levels 1 & 2 training to help with somatic movement of stored trauma in the body.
I enjoy working with couples and incorporate training to help with communication and conflict to heal relational wounds.