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For the Good Parts of us Simply Stuck in Bad Roles

This increasingly sought-after research-based treatment is effective in a wide variety of scenarios and circumstances, including trauma.  It’s not about your literal family members.  It is about the ‘family’ of sub-personalities (aka, 'parts') inside of you and how your Self can be a leader and healing agent for extreme or counterproductive thoughts / feelings / behaviors.  In 2020, I became a Certified IFS Therapist through the IFS Institute.  My training began in early 2019 and has continued since.



IFS offers unburdening and resolution to what's uncomfortable in the past.  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (or EMDR) is an evidence-based protocol which also addresses unresolved/traumatic memories, and clients can become healed from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other disorders as they participate in the therapy. I became an official EMDR provider in 2018.  Additionally, since 2013, I have been facilitating Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), another evidence-based treatment for unresolved memories and PTSD.


About Addiction...

As an experienced Substance Use Disorder Professional and addictions counselor, I am prepared to assist with relapse prevention counseling for addictions. Whether using IFS to "befriend" the substance-seeking part within you or simply discovering and avoiding one’s “triggers”, acquiring refusal skills, understanding neurochemistry and locating one’s “natural highs” (as a substitute for substance use or behavioral addiction), I am eager to help. Let's create a relapse prevention plan that's just right for you.


A Happier, Healthier You

I am a clinical social worker who is passionate to engage individuals, couples and families who suffer in one way or another. I offer accurate assessment as well as appropriate, evidence-based interventions practiced in a compassionate manner.  Unconditional positive regard undergirds my work, as I measure client progress over time.


Here For You (and You and You Too)

As critical mass is achieved, I am eager to lead group therapy with my clients. There is evidence that group therapy is even more effective than individual therapy, and I have led/facilitated group therapy for several years using IFS, CBT, DBT and CPT as well as a more typical process format.  I am also an experienced classroom teacher, which fits many typical group moments.


Honesty & Humility

Since I have innate hope for people, in a client-centered way, I join with my clients in the healing journey. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) since 2013, and proudly I follow their Code of Ethics. I am fully-informative and transparent throughout.  I guard your privacy. I use professionalism and boundaries. I am accountable. You deserve the best.