Whether you're dealing with loss, feeling overwhelmed, or trying to overcome a particular obstacle, there are some circumstances where talking to a therapist is the best way to put things into perspective and navigate a difficult time in your life. As a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Atlanta, it's my privilege to work with clients towards healing and peace.
"The ultimate goal of therapy...it's too hard a question. The words come to me like tranquility, like fulfillment, like realizing your potential."
Irvin D Yalom
I believe therapy is a collaborative process.
I prioritize creating a safe holding place for you to explore fears, insecurities, and wounds, and to consider how your relationships and experiences have shaped you. You come not as a passive learner, but to actively work on yourself: it's a beautiful process, but it's not easy. I follow your lead as I support you to reach your goals. We often hold solutions to the issues we face, but need space to discover them within a trusting, collaborative therapeutic relationship.
If you are someone whose faith is inextricably connected to your psychological well-being, there's room to talk about that in therapy. I completed my graduate work at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA and am experienced in the integration of faith and spirituality within Psychotherapy.
SERVICES I OFFER
I work with clients facing a range of issues, but particularly focus my practice on perinatal mental health issues (concerns that arise during pregnancy or during the postpartum period). I have specialized training through Postpartum Support International (PSI) in working with women facing depression and anxiety related to infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy and childbirth.
When family members are locked into a cycles of conflict, therapy can help. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I am adept at noticing the cognitive patterns at play, seeing how those thought patterns play out in behavior, and helping clients see how to change the cycle. If your family is struggling with the current ways of being, I'd love to help you find a better way.
My approach to play therapy is based in the DIR Floortime model, an evidence-based approach to promoting human development. With each child, I focus first on joining with them and building a genuine relationship, and through that relationship am able to introduce the challenges that will best support that particular child's individual growth. I hold an intermediate level certificate in DIR/Floortime from ICDL (Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning).
1244 Clairmont Road
Decatur, Georgia 30030