I am an attachment-based therapist using the emotionally focused therapy modality. I feel that in order to heal, we must go more deeply into ourselves and build stronger attachments with those closest to us.
I aspire to provide a safe place for clients to be vulnerable and develop stronger attachment bonds while knowing that I will hold and make space during those brave and vulnerable moments.
I am friendly and non-judgmental towards all people including being affirmative towards LGBTQIA+ members, affirming first responders including police and military members, is faith-based friendly, and strives to be culturally sensitive and aware towards all. Let me know how best to respect you as I am open to learning from all.
Fun Facts:I am not very good at bowling but I absolutely love doing it. I am actually part of a social league! In my downtime I love to crochet and have been doing it for about a decade.
Credentials and Training
Currently working on a PhD in Clinical Sexology with an expected graduation date of 2024
BS from Weber State University
MS from Capella University
Completed Certification for First Responder training
Completed Trauma Treatment Certification Training
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) 4-day externship training 2021
EFT training 6-day in grief, loss, and trauma
EFT training 4-day in healing attachment injuries with attachment injury resolution model (AIRM)
EFT training in dealing with shame
EFT training in emotional healing
EFT training in working with reactivity and blocks
EFT training in EFIT
Certified facilitator for SYMBIS assessment
PFLAG Stanwood Support Group Facilitator
Areas of Focus with Clients
Couples and Polycules
First responder couples, particularly LEO and Military couples
Individuals, including first responders and teenagers
Insecure attachment styles
Conflict and relational distress
Miscommunications in relationship
Premarital Counseling using SYMBIS assessment
Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Member of Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)
Member of American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT)
Member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)