“We are born into relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.” – Harville Hendrix
It is an honor for me to support, guide, and empower you in healing, moving beyond challenges, and creating the most fulfilling life and relationships. I believe that all of us need help at different points in our lives to break through impasses, accomplish more, and create healthier and happier relationships
In order to facilitate real change, I not only strive to be a compassionate healer, but also an effective one, which includes both being a learner and a teacher. I will create a safe, collaborative space upholding the values of unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and empathy to allow you to speak your true voice and feel supported in trying experiential exercises with your family members. I will also help you grow by sharing direct feedback and suggestions with you about possible areas of needed growth (& teaching you and your family members new skills) to help you reach the goals you identify- while holding you all in the highest regard.
My mission is to empower you to become a relationship hero!
“Family dysfunction rolls down from generation to generation like a fire in the woods burning everything in its path until one person has the courage to turn and face the flames. That person brings peace to his ancestors and spares the children.” – Terry Real
You have the power to change your life and future generations. Most people aren’t able to do this alone. I often brainstorm with my clients several different resources (people, support groups, programs, etc.) to help them make long-lasting change. I am continually inspired by my clients’ courage, valiant efforts and extraordinary growth.
Who I Am
I have been married close to two decades and am a mother of a beautiful son. I know from experience that a satisfying, vibrant intimate relationship requires continual learning, openness to change, and a willingness to grow. I am also a “mamapreneur” and understand the challenges of mothers who work outside the home. Having been a full-time mom for my son’s first two years (after working outside the home), I also have great respect for stay at home parents. I do my best in finding a balance between gratifying work, family time, couple time, and self-care/spiritual growth, and feel grateful for all of it!
Where I’ve Worked
I have worked in a variety of settings, such as K-12 schools, intensive outpatient programs for teens and adults, a dual diagnosis transitional residential treatment center, DUI groups, couples & families “teaching clinics” with one way mirrors and filmed sessions, and private practice. One aspect of private practice that I love is being able to work with individuals and family members throughout their life span and support generational change, which is the most powerful change possible.