Clinical Lead and EFT Therapist
I was born and raised in Florida. However, after moving out west following graduation from college, I fell in love with this area and have made Reno my home ever since. I have been licensed as a clinical social worker and practicing therapy since 2002. I am ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and supervisor for clinical social work interns. My undergraduate work was completed in 1995 at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.
I am passionate about my work with children and their families, couples, and individuals. Emotionally Focused Therapy, EFT, has been an ideal way to bring Attachment Theory to my work with all of these clients. EFT has also been a very natural fit for me as a person. It lends to compassion, openness, non-judgment, and meaningful change. It also fits our practice mission of providing a caring and effective therapy. Finally, I love having the EFT roadmap that lets me communicate clearly with my clients about where we are in the change process.
Call 775-235-2205 to arrange a brief phone consult with me.
Clinical Director and EFT Couple Therapist
I specialize in attachment-based couple counseling, family and individual therapy in and near Reno.
The empathy, curiosity, and non-judgemental stance of attachment theory fit my natural style perfectly. I have expertise in what I do, but you, the client are the expert in your life circumstance and aims. For these reasons, Emotionally Focused Therapy is a perfect fit for me in my work with couples, individuals and families.
From a young age, I’ve been naturally psychologically-minded. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t curious about the interactions between people. This curiosity, a commitment to helping others and a passion for learning are what drive the work I do. I have been fortunate to have some really wonderful training experiences over the years, benefiting from the guidance of expert mentors globally.
I am a licensed clinical social worker, a certified EFT therapist and supervisor, and the founder and director of Emotional and Relationship Health Associates in Reno. Additionally, I serve as a clinical supervisor for interns in Nevada. Through intensive study, practice and expert consultation in this therapeutic model, I have established myself as an experienced provider of focused, impactful marriage counseling in Reno.
I also have experience on the client side of therapy. Consequently, I recognize the profoundly positive impact of therapy, offering psychological ease and flexibility as we navigate life.
Additionally, I find training students and therapists to enhance their clinical skills very rewarding. Finally, contributing to our community through participation in state and local mental health initiatives has become another fulfilling aspect of my professional life.
Call us at 775-235-2205 and we’ll be happy to discuss how we can help.