As a life long learner I have earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Denver where my focus was on counseling individual and couples.
I am currently a:
– Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor (LCSW)
-Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Approved Supervisor (LMFT)
-AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor (CST-S)
I have earned a post graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Denver Family Institute. This included completing 2 years of post graduate course work, client experience, as well as individual and group supervision.
I have also earned a post graduate Certification as a Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) which included 3 years of additional training, counseling clients, and supervision in the field of sexuality.
I stay current on the latest methods in the field through ongoing trainings, such as:
AASECT: American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapist. I attend yearly conferences, trainings and peer consultation groups to stay up to date on the latest research and methods regarding sex therapy.
I am a trained therapist in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) through the Maiberger Institute, helping clients heal from trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression and more.
I am also a PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) Level 2 trained couple therapist, focusing on the attachment styles of couples and creating a stronger bond through effective communication and creating a securely functioning relationship. Trained by Stan Tatkin and team.
I am also an AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) Level 1 trained therapist, focusing on attachment theory, emotions and healing of long standing patterns and wounds. Trained by Diana Fosha and team.
Depending on my client’s needs I use several therapeutic modalities:
*EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
*AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
*CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
*EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
*PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy)
*Sex Positive-Sex Therapy (for couples and individuals)
*Aligned with therapeutic models of: John Gottman, Esther Perel, Terry Real, Stan Tatkin, Diana Fosha, David Schnarch, Emily Nagoski, Sue Johnson and more…