New Roots: Marriage and Family Therapy
I have always loved working with children and have found myself in some profession where I get the privilege to do so. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a nanny, mentor, and youth group leader. I also understand that parenting can be a big challenge, filled with questions and confusion. I want to offer support to parents as well as support to their children. You are not alone in how you are feeling!
Marriage is also not easy. Sometimes the way we communicate does not bring the response we would hope. This can cause distress, hurt, and confusion. However, there is hope for you! I believe building a healthy marriage also strengthens the family.
I draw great strength and compassion from my faith in Jesus Christ. If this is something we have in common I am happy to bring faith into the therapy session. Psalm 23 is a passage that speaks to my heart and my work as a therapist.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals! For further questions, or to schedule an appointment I can be reached directly by clicking the email button below.
Education & Experience: I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) in Washington State.
I received my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Whitworth University, a COAMFTE accredited program. During my time in the program I received intense training and clinical experience through internships both at the Whitworth MFT clinic and Life Services of Spokane.I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families working through marital distress, bipolar, depression, anxiety, and parenting. I particularly have experience working with young girls in crisis pregnancies through my work at Life Services.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Individual / Child & Adolescent / Couple / Family Therapy addressing the following issues:
- Anger Management
- Behavioral Issues
- Child & Adolescent
- Domestic Violence
- Family Conflict
- Life Transitions
- Marital & Premarital Counseling
- Peer Relationships
- Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
- Relationship Issues
- School Issues
- Suicidal Ideation
- Trauma & PTSD
- Women's Issues