I am an attachment and trauma based couples therapist. This means that I believe that being in relationships can trigger attachment wounds from childhood, past relationships and current relational injuries. The body’s nervous system will respond when a threat is perceived, which in a relationship can look like emotional disconnection, shift in intimacy and pursuer/distancer responses to conflict. I therefore view my clients through an attachment and trauma lense and integrate nervous system body work into therapy.
I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy which dives into the negative cycle between couples that is perpetuated by unmet attachment needs.
I am also trained in EMDR and wholeheartedly believe that this is a vital tool for healing. EMDR is able to bypass the front of the brain to directly access the nervous system to reprocess “stuck” traumas. This can be used both individually and within an attachment (couples) framework.
I have Master’s degrees in both Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy and have served the mental health community for 15 years in Arizona as well as New York. This diversity in training has taught me how to view the individual through a holistic relational perspective and view the couple through their individual psychological perspective. I also enjoy implementing the personality typology of the enneagram to deepen understanding of self.
My goal in the therapy room is to create a safe space and alliance for my clients to feel and heal. I believe that it is possible to not only become, but to unbecome what you perceive yourself to be and rewrite the stories you tell, about you and your relationship.
I can’t wait to see you bloom!