Hello! Thank you for visiting!
I assume you are here because you are getting married (congrats!) or because you are in a relationship that is in one of those rough points every relationship eventually encounters. Either way, I'm so glad you are here.
I am certified in Maternal Mental Health as well as ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) designed to help individuals process through trauma quickly and effectively. Additionally, I am a Gottman Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work Leader, a Bringing Baby Home Educator, and a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator. Above all, I am a lover of love. Helping people build, maintain, or repair their relationships through the transitions of life is more than a job for me--it is a passion. As a feminist therapist, I take the power dynamics of gender, race and age into account as I work with you to feel empowered in your relationship with yourself and your loved ones. I specialize in premarital counseling, perinatal and postpartum support for new moms and couples, parenting support, and women's eating disorders and struggles with body image. Regardless of where you are at, I would be honored to walk beside you on this leg of your journey.
Besides being a lover of love, I also work during the day with new mamas and soon-to-be moms and dads. I run workshops for women called (She is.)Rooted in my spare time, and spend every moment I can with my own spirited kiddos. I am a creative spirit with a wanderlust that acts up on a regular basis, and can often be found planning the next road trip or learning a new skill. My partner and I met at a restaurant when I was 14 and have worked together for the last decade, half of which we ran our own successful food truck. I used to think I wanted to be a dolphin trainer, but when I listened to my heart, it led me here.
A Feminist Therapist
Being feminist therapists means I am mindful of the ways power influences relationships. Societal expectations, gender roles, racial differences, and our family of origin all play vital roles in determining how we manage conflict, make decisions, and communicate in our relationships. It also makes me aware of my own privilege in the therapy room, and how that impacts the dynamic between therapist and client. Feminist therapy makes my approach dynamic-in the case of therapy, one size does not fit all.