I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University. There I was trained in an integrative model that brings together all the most valuable parts of different therapies and outlines a simple way to implement them with individuals, couples and families. In my clinical practice I focus mainly on using cognitive-behavioral strategies, common factors such as making the relationship with clients a priority, and emotion-focused interventions.
I deeply value my identity as a “lifelong learner”. I am a licensed supervisor of students at The Family Institute, which helps me keep my perspective fresh, and attend special trainings multiple times a year. I am trained in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) approach to therapy with children who have a trauma background, have a certification in Domestic Violence intervention, and am a professional crisis counselor.
I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree at Florida State University where I double majored in psychology and creative writing. I completed an Honors thesis on Suicide in Anorexia Nervosa and worked with well-known suicide researcher and author Dr. Thomas Joiner. I have known I wanted to be a therapist since high school and have actively followed that life path ever since.