I have been in the counseling field for over 18 years and have experience working with individuals, couples, and families in areas of relationship challenges, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, abuse and trauma recovery, parenting, and family issues. My faith informs my practice, and for those that desire a spiritual emphasis in their healing, I value integrating faith into my therapeutic work. My approach is collaborative, and I actively seek to create a supportive, empowering environment.
I have been EMDR trained since 2011, and am currently working toward a higher level of certification. In my work with couples, I utilize my training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and the Prepare/Enrich Marital Assessment. I also spent five years as an adjunct professor at Arizona Christian University–teaching classes related to marriage, family, and parenting. I have received specialized training in the area of grief and loss and have presented on this topic at local colleges, universities, churches, and networking events.
In my spare time, I am a pastor’s wife and enjoy serving alongside my husband. I also practice yoga, like trying new recipes, and going on walks with my husband and three children.