Thank you for being here. It takes a lot of courage to seek help. I'm a compassionate, non-judgmental counselor here to make a difference.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Puyallup, WA
Supervised by Leanne Sullivan, LMHC
Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is a type of short-term therapy that is used to improve attachment and bonding in adult relationships. This approach to couples therapy was developed by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980s and is rooted in research on love as an attachment bond. While often used for couples, it has also been adapted for use with families. This treatment can help couples and family members form a more secure emotional bond, which can result in a stronger relationships
Attachment theory is focused on the relationships and bonds between people, particularly long-term relationships, including those between a parent and child and between romantic partners.
I work primarily with couples and individuals struggling in their relationships with their significant others. This is my passion and where I feel I do my best work. My goal is to help you heal past wounds, to work towards reconciliation, and to help you find that strong bond that was once there.
Having been through a divorce, I understand the hurts, ups and downs, loneliness and fear. So much changes when we separate and divorce that it's helpful to know that you're not in it alone. Finding strength in the midst of an uncertain time allows for growth and a new understanding of self.
We all need at least one secure attachment in order to feel safe. Attachment based therapy addresses the ways in which we attach to a significant person in our lives. Often times, this attachment can be in unhelpful ways. Creating a secure attachment helps us to navigate life in independently and interdependently, allowing us to experience joy without anxiety or fear.
We all need at least one secure attachment in order to feel safe. Attachment based therapy addresses the ways in which we attach to a significant person in our lives, often time in unhelpful ways. Creating a secure attachment helps us to navigate life in independently and interdependently, allowing us to experience joy without anxiety or fear.
Experiential therapy is a therapeutic technique that uses expressive tools and activities, such as role-playing or acting, props, arts and crafts, music, animal care, guided imagery, or various forms of recreation to re-enact and re-experience emotional situations from past and recent relationships. The client focuses on the activities and, through the experience, begins to identify emotions associated with success, disappointment, responsibility, and self-esteem.