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 if you also want to know a bit about who I am, read on.
I’m a wife, mother, friend, sister, daughter, client. Which means I get lots of practice feeling vulnerable and imperfect and have many opportunities to learn and grow from my mistakes (yes, these things are hard for all of us). 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 professional training junkie and am energized by learning something new. I have followed my curiosity down many paths in this profession and am a bit of cross-pollinator when it comes to the ideas and theories that inform my work. Emotional side: I’m a noticer and a feeler. 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. Most days I love being someone who feels a lot. Some days I don’t.
Books, movies, hiking in the New Mexico mountains, travel, sharing meals with family and friends, listening to podcasts, 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 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.