- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Master of Arts in Community Counseling, Northern Arizona University
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Ottawa University
I am excited to be a part of the team at Prescott Relationship Center. I have counseled diverse populations, including those in crisis, adolescent girls at-risk, and those in treatment for addiction and substance abuse. I have worked in a hospital setting and have frequently helped families and individuals in various levels of distress. Additionally, I truly enjoy working with couples and families. I gravitate toward the family systems approach and feel that a family’s distress is not attributable to just one person, but rather a combination of interactions of individual members within that “system.” Recently, I received training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), which I feel empowers and equips me to work with individuals with trauma.
Using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), I value helping create that safe and accepting place where couples can explore their unspoken-and often unmet-emotional needs. The goals of EFT include creating a secure, loving bond, a renewed intimacy, and a responsive, loving relationship. In EFT, the individual’s inner experience of the relationship-in the moment-is explored within the context of what is happening in the couple relationship overall.
EFT also considers clients’ attachment needs, which, when unmet, are often at the heart of the conflict. One of the most poignant moments in an EFT session is the moment of softening, when one or both individuals hear, not the exhausting back and forth of “the fight,” but the underlying longings and fears of their partner, resulting in real emotional awareness and change, a softening toward each other and even toward oneself.
I am a member of The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), the Arizona Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (AZEFT), the Arizona Counslor’s Association, the International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (IS-ART), and The Granite Mountain Psychological Society (GMPS).
If you are worried about your relationship with your partner, please don’t wait. Call us at 928-420-8300 to schedule an appointment in Prescott, Flagstaff, or online sessions today.
Make sure to ask about our discounts for active duty military, veteran and full-time teachers in need.