ABOUT ME

Therapy Training and Specialties

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based, non-pathologizing, experiential therapy model that increases emotional regulation. I became interested in providing IFS therapy to clients after experiencing this transformational model for myself. I’ve heard IFS described as “what I hoped therapy would be” because it's genuinely accepting and respectful toward all thoughts and feelings. Instead of trying to force change, IFS invites us to be curious toward ourselves, and from this compassionate foundation, I’ve been privileged to witness enduring growth in myself and clients. A little kindness goes a long way!

If we listen closely to our thoughts and feelings, it’s normal to notice tension and contradictions. For example, a part of me feels like I should exercise while another part of me wants to stay on the couch. A part of me gets angry when my partner does x, y & z while another part of me feels terrible for my short temper. The list goes on and on.


Specialties

  • Women's Issues

  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relational Issues

  • Self-Esteem Work

  • Conflict between thoughts and feelings

  • Grief

  • Stress Management

  • Creative Process

  • Life Transitions

  • Trauma History

  • Chronic Illness

  • Family Conflict

  • Stress

  • Coping Skills


Typical Client Populations

Women, young professionals, college students, high school students, couples, and pre-marital couples.


What my credentials mean:

MSMFT – Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Michigan 

Level One IFS – Completed intensive Level One Training in the Internal Family Systems Model