Coming to therapy is a sign of what is right with you not what is “wrong” with you, the seeds of change are already within you. I am here to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. My 15+ years of experience enables me to offer effective individualized counseling for adults, adolescents, couples and families. I treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a safe, non judgmental space for healing and growth. My additional specialities include adult children of emotionally unsafe/unavailable parents, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, adoption, sexual health, spirituality, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, attachment disorders, self harm, and suicidal ideation.
In my practice I focus on evidence-based approaches and am committed to implementing the highest level of care based on continued education in best practices. I often work through an Internal Family Systems perspective with a focus on helping you find your unique and inspired path to healing and transformation. IFS therapy is a powerful, holistic and evidence based psychotherapy that recognizes people are a complex system of protective and wounded inner parts led by a core self. You’ve likely heard yourself say “Part of me really wants to try this and another part of me is terrified.” Or “on the one hand I feel happy in my relationship but then sometimes I wish I could leave.” We often use this language to describe our human experience. We recognize we can be overwhelmed by internal conflicts, inner critics, and past wounds. When you turn inward with compassion and curiosity and welcome all of your parts you can find internal harmony and healing. I also offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Attachment based relational therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal therapy.
The core of healing comes from our relationships with not only others, but more importantly with ourselves. Throughout our lives we develop subconscious patterns of interacting with ourselves and the world around us. Often these learned behaviors are no longer helpful and have shattered our ability to trust and heal. The world will ask you who you are and if you do not know the world will tell you. Until you make the unconscious conscious it will direct your life. Therapy cultivates self awareness and recovers your internal compass that leads you to where you want to be. As we work together, you will begin to heal your wounds and calm the internal storm. You will find that you can engage with yourself and the world in a new, more peaceful and meaningful way.
I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Just be you, that’s enough.
Group therapy is an effective and affordable alternative or addition to individual therapy. Groups can act as a support network and provide a safe, non judgmental, confidential space to heal and grow. Contact Counseling Treasure Valley for more info on upcoming groups
Insurance questions? Just ask! I currently accept Select Health, Pacific Source, Blue Cross of Idaho and Mountain Health. Please verify coverage with your insurance company. Private pay also accepted.
Masters in Clinical Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy
from Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Bachelors in Psychology from Pepperdine University
Specialized Training in:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Somatic Therapy/Yoga Therapy
Adlerian Family Therapy
Attachment Based Approaches
Positive Parenting Practices
Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Trauma
Proud Member of:
American Counseling Association
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Idaho Mental Health Counseling Association
Practicing in the field of psychology since 2008
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