MA - Nyack Graduate School, Culture Studies
MS Ed. – University of the Southwest, Mental Health Counseling
It can be difficult to cope with everyday stressors when our lives are interrupted by health crisis, relationship difficulties, unexpected life changes, interpersonal conflicts or you are struggling with trauma from negative past experiences. Having someone to talk with about your situation and concerns can help you move towards a healthier relationship with yourself and others, and ultimately become the person you wish to be.
Therapy can help you gain skills and understanding needed to make positive changes in all areas of your life. I would be honored to explore with, to listen to your story, and help create a path forward. As an attachment-informed counselor, I believe our approaches to life develop out of our earliest relationships. Exploring the impact of early attachment can uncover behavioral patterns that conflict with our relationship goals.
Should you choose to work with me in therapy, together we will create a treatment plan that meets your needs and goals, helps you realize your strengths and empowers you to take ownership of your journey as an individual, couple or family unit. When working with couples and family, I strive to support the unit in learning how to manage conflict, build trust, improve communication, strengthen friendship, deepen intimacy and share your lives together whole heartedly. I hope to assist you in making positive changes in your life by moving past hurt and obstacles, taking risks, and viewing life as an adventure filled with many opportunities and fulfilling relationships. My hope is that my experience and professional training can be used to support you in areas where you feel stuck and unable to move forward.
I am open to seeing clients with a variety of presenting issues, especially those who are experiencing marriage and family concerns, trauma, depression, addiction, anxiety, infertility, health issues, work stress, relationship conflict, and child adoption related challenges.
Professionally I have worked with clients experiencing infertility, mental and physical health concerns, couples in crisis, the adoption triad (birth mothers, adopted/fostered and institutionalized children, and adoptive parents), at-risk youth, trauma survivors, and the LGBTQ+ community. I have a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and advanced post-graduate studies in Mind/Body Health, Mindfulness, Adoption and Foster Care Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, and Diet and Lifestyle.
I am married with three sons and a host of family pets. Our family has lived as expatriates for over 20 years, 11 of which have been spent in Malaysia. We are full of gratitude for the experience of living and working in this beautiful country.