Hi. On other parts of this page you’ll find my stats – my education, my training, and my theoretical orientation. Those things certainly help me be a good therapist. But I also want you to know who I am.
I’m a wife, mother, friend, sister, daughter. Which means I get lots of practice feeling vulnerable and imperfect. Good relationships take work, and the reward is growth and connection. I know this from psychology books, and also from real life.
I am equal parts emotional and cerebral. Cerebral side: I love neuroscience, attachment theory, and relationship research. I am a bit of a professional training junkie and am energized by learning something new. Emotional side: I’m a feeler, and I naturally attune to the emotional experiences in my life and in those around me. I believe emotions deepen connection and provide a roadmap for healing.
Books, movies, travel, sharing meals with family and friends, being in nature, TED talks, and finishing a hard spin class are some of my favorite things. Starting a hard spin class is one of my least favorite things.
I work hard to make sense of my own life experiences, and I have a deep capacity to be with my clients as they experience the pain and joy in their own lives.
If you’re interested in the academic stuff, please read on to learn more about the theories, trainings and psychological concepts that guide my work with individuals, couples and groups.