I am passionate about couples/marital counseling. I have been trained in The Gottman Method and am in the process of completing certification. The Gottman Method is an evidence-based model developed out of over 40 years of research. Using this method I have great confidence that I can support you through your relationship challenges and if you are committed, I can teach you the new skills you may be in need of to create a healthier, happier union. It is important to know that some of these sessions will be recorded, with your written consent. I can discuss this with you in more detail if you are interested. Whether you and your partner have recently run into issues or have been long-suffering or simply want to learn some preventive skills to continue thriving, help is near. The initial session is an oral interview for me to learn about the history of your relationship and assure you feel comfortable moving forward working together. If you do, I will email you an online questionnaire, which will show me the strengths and growth points within your relationship. Please note, the questionnaire is a separate fee of $29. If you are ready to find some true solutions to your relational problems, I am ready to support you.
Therapy can be scary! First and foremost, I do not take lightly the responsibility of being your safe place. My goal is to create a non-judgmental, empowering atmosphere for you to be your true self. In this space, I am then able to come alongside you and help you gain the insight, strength and tools to attain your goals. As we collaborate in this therapeutic capacity, you will know you are making progress by a change in attitude/outlook, as well as tangible skills you will acquire to manage the challenges life has thrown at you.
I am compassionate, committed, and optimistic. These characteristics show themselves in the work I do as I am always present in the moment with you. I see you, will meet you where you are but also challenge you and hold you accountable for where you want to go. Whether I am working with you doing individual counseling or couples counseling, I will ride the wave of life with you as long as you are willing to do the work. I bring patience, endurance, and understanding to every session. I believe in living life on purpose, as you walk in purpose. As I am intentional in the efforts I make to support you, I aim to teach you intentionality to reach your goals.
Spirituality & religion based issues
Spirituality and religion, to a great extent, shape our moral principles, beliefs, and values. They have a role in shaping our behavior and in our relationships. Issues may include questioning one’s faith, loss of faith, struggling to find meaning, and living a life incongruent with one’s belief.
Veterans’ issues involve any issues associated with veterans and/or their family members (military families). Veterans oftentimes present with issues that are unique to the human experience. PTSD, suicide, and substance use prevalence are high with this population as a result of immense stress and trauma. Other issues may include adjustment to civilian life, re-integrating with family, medical care, mental health treatment, employment, and finances.
Issues within a marriage. Can include issues related to trust, intimacy, communication, infidelity, parenting, or conflict. Can also include discussion related to separation or divorce.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
Provides couples therapy/counseling
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
The Gottman Method
Pastoral & Faith Based Counseling
WA, LICSW, LW 60643031
Masters of Social Work
Fairway Rd, McChord AFB, 98438, WA