I am Certified in Brainspotting and Imago Relationship Therapy, trained in TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Interventions) and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), experienced with Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), a facilitator for Prepare/Enrich and Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP). I also consider myself trauma-based, IFS-informed, Polyvagal-informed, Daring Way informed, and influenced by existentialism and psychodynamic theories.
My clients are mostly adult adoptees and foster and adoptive parents seeking support and doing their own work. I also often work with physicians, scientists, clergy, executives, business owners, immigrants, professional athletes, and other clinicians.
I often work with intercultural and interracial couples seeking a more conscious, connected relationship. I always enjoy working with readers, thinkers, questioners, and list-makers – whose who are intentional about their therapeutic journey. I currently see clients via telehealth video conferencing only. I am able to work with clients in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, and Massachusetts.
In addition to therapeutic work, I have discovered a passion in providing consultation and training for other therapists in my areas of specialization. I am the Founder & Executive Director of a multi-state group practice Counseling at The Green House, where all of the therapists who work with me are Brainspotting trained, adoption-informed, committed to ongoing growth and learning, and meet with me regularly for consultation and/or supervision.
I also work with other therapists worldwide who work with Brainspotting, developmental trauma, adoption/foster care, and/or couples. When I am unable to work with a potential client due to the demands of my caseload or licensing laws, I am happy to provide referrals to therapists I know who can provide competent care.
Availability Inquiries & Referrals
If you would like to inquire about my current availability or referrals that I may have for you, please feel free to email me with a little information about your situation and where you reside. I do not work directly with any insurance company for my clients’ best interests.
Brainspotting is an advanced brain-body-mindfulness-based therapeutic approach, which focuses processing in the parts of the brain where memory and emotion are stored and the parts of the brain involved with regulation, so you actually address the emotions and memories impacting you from a part of the brain that can help you feel better and more regulated.
The neocortex is not involved with regulation; you can’t think your way into feeling better. Rather than trying to use the neocortex to think your way through something, Brainspotting helps us go to the source for a much more efficient and powerful experience.
It can be used with children and adults, those with deep trauma and those experiencing negative thoughts. It is for those people who feel stuck in therapy, people who want to make progress quickly, and those who are easily overwhelmed.
Whether your concerns are directly related to adoption or not, a professional that fully understands all that is involved with adoption and the emotional triggers that can impact an individual even years later will best serve those in the adoption constellation.
Most counselors and social workers are never provided specific adoption training and many families find that a therapist who is not trained in adoption competency can do more harm than good. To this end, I was honored to be asked to be a contributing author in Adoption Therapy, Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues.
Couples counseling can be for partners in any relationship stage who are seeking a more conscious, connected relationship. I have worked with couples in all stages of relationships from pre-marital counseling to healing from crisis to post-divorce.
I love watching the signs of love and attachment, the challenge of making sure both parties feel heard and supported, and helping couples learn new techniques and discover new depths to their relationship. I utilize Imago Relationship Therapy theories and exercises, which is a research-based approach to working with relationships, popularized in the 1980s when the founder Harville Hendrix first appeared on Oprah.
An engagement is an ideal time to strengthen a relationship and prepare for a healthy, happy marital relationship, according to research on premarital counseling. This window of opportunity can even last through the first six months of marriage. Premarital counseling can reduce the risk of divorce by 30 percent.
It can also help couples manage the stress of wedding planning. Premarital counseling presents an opportunity for couples to identify and resolve differences that can later cause conflict, understand each other at a deeper level, and learn skills that can help their marriage last a lifetime.
Availability Inquiries & Referrals
If you would like to inquire about my current availability or referrals that I may have for you, please feel free to email me with a little information about your situation and where you reside. I do not work directly with any insurance company for my clients' best interests.