I am vaccinated and boosted and am offering both in-person and virtual appointments at this time.
Knowing that something needs to change is easy, but knowing exactly what and how is a bit more difficult. Maybe you're stuck, confused, overwhelmed, or just feel like you'd like to gain a new perspective on yourself or a particular situation. Whatever the scenario, therapy can help. 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. Additionally, if you have been a victim of spiritual abuse or are in a time of spiritual transition, I would love to support you in your journey.
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 couples therapy is based in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an evidence-backed model based on the science of adult attachment and bonding. EFT gives me as the couples therapist a map for figuring out what has gone awry in the relationship and how to restore trust and safety in the partnership, how to restore more satisfying ways of expressing intimacy, and overall to create a stronger bond between the partners. Because of the nature of EFT, I cannot work with couples where either partner is in an active affair, or there is ongoing violence in the relationship. For more information on how EFT works, please visit https://iceeft.com/what-is-eft/