As a former educator, I have always enjoyed being involved with students in the classroom. However, It was during my time at an alternative high school when I realized how many students were unable to participate in learning because of difficult and often traumatic life situations. I am happy to say that this led me to my life's work of becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist.
One of my passions is partnering with parents to help them achieve their parenting goals. I've had years of practical training raising my own kids as well as professional experience working with parents to help them repair and nurture their most precious relationships. My interest in attachment theory has helped me to work with mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and couples. Couples who are in transition can benefit both emotionally and spiritually by participating in therapy -- whether to strengthen their attachment bonds or to decide if their relationship is the one they want to remain in. Sometimes the ending of a relationship is the beginning of a new one.
Attachment theory informs my belief that as human beings we all require safe, secure, meaningful relationships with each other. And, the most important aspect of the counseling relationship for me is in the collaborative nature of the work. I have always believed that the answers to life's most perplexing problems lie within. To be present for an individual or couple as they arrive at that place of knowing is an honor and a privilege.