Although I have only recently obtained my Marriage and Family Therapy Associate’s license, I have had the opportunity to work as a mental health professional for close to 10 years. Most of my focus in those years has been with children, youth and their families, helping both the young and their families to cope with various life situations or the affects of mental illness. Recently, I have begun to focus more on helping couples overcome obstacles that occur in their relationships, although I continue to see individuals of all ages.
In September 2012, I completed a training taught by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. The Gottman’s are experts in marriage and the marital relationship, having studied married couples for over 30 years. The information gathered from their scientific studies has lead to Gottman Method Therapy, which I follow closely in my work with couples.