As a relationally-oriented therapist (and human), I understand the importance of felt-safety for this intimate work.  It is my desire to join with each client where they are on their own unique journey and to offer a warm and accepting space to engage their own story with compassion and honesty.  When we experience challenges or trauma in childhood or adulthood, we create patterns of living that are intended to keep us "safe" but do not allow true expression, freedom or joy.  This can leave us feeling fragmented internally ("a part of me feels this way, another feels that way") and maybe even imbalanced as we work to outrun or control our pain from the past.  I have found that when there are unhealed wounds, they will find any open space to emerge in hopes for acknowledgement and healing.  There is a beautiful grace to be found in this process.  As we are able explore these parts together with compassion, healing and integration take place so that you can thrive and engage in life with curiosity, true strength and joy. 

 

 

I use an integrative and systemic approach to meet each client where they are based upon their needs, goals and unique personalities. I recognize the body-mind-spirit connection and seek to foster a safe space for emotional expression and experiential change for a more integrated internal experience. As a systems thinker, I am less inclined to focus on pathology and more interested in relational dynamics, both within oneself and with significant others.  This is not intended to minimize the impact of symptoms, but rather to empower individuals in their own agency towards the healing that they desire.​  

 

The result is internal harmony and access to those internal

resources that enable us to deeply enjoy fulfilling relationship with

our full self, others, God and the world around us.

My trainings and specialties:​

  • EMDR (Trauma Focused | Attachment-Based)

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (Level 1 candidate) 

  • Brainspotting (Phase 1 and 2)

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

  • Inner Child Work and Reparenting

Root issues and presenting symptoms:

  • Unresolved Trauma | PTSD

  • Depression Anxiety

  • Grief | Loss

  • Attachment | Relationship Issues

  • Co-Dependency | Boundary Failures

  • Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (ACA)

  • Spiritual Wounding | Abuse

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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of TN (license # 1480). I received a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Lipscomb University with a specialization in child-centered play therapy.