A little about my experience...
- I have been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist for the past eight years.
- My work within hospitals, schools, and counseling clinics provided me with extensive experience in helping women and families.
- When working with couples I frequently draw upon John Gottman's work. The Gottman Method aims to help couples increase respect through establishing an environment of appreciation, resolve conflict, and to help couples gain skills to manage conflict and improve communication.
- I like facts, rules, and stuff I know works. This means that I primarily practice what is called Evidence Based Therapies. You may have heard of a few: CBT or Cognitive Behavior Therapy, DBT or Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and the Gottman method.
- I have special training in Perinatal Mood Disorders and am a trained Bringing Baby Home Facilitator (John Gottman's work on how couples and relationships change after a baby). I love working with new parents as they navigate the transition from being a couple to being a family.
- I have been featured on the Thriveworks blog discussing tips on how to open up to your therapist. If you are new to therapy and feeling a little nervous about your first session, I encourage you to read the blog and get some tips on how to prepare for that first session.
- I've also contributed to Bustle, 13 Small Changes You Can Make This Weekend to Reduce Your Anxiety. If you suffer from anxiety, I encourage you to take a look at this article.
For those folks who like the facts:
- BA Liberal Studies - San Francisco State University
- MA Education - University of California Santa Cruz
- MA Clinical Psychology - Antioch University Santa Barbara
- Bringing Baby Home Facilitator
- Trained in Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #84535