I am licensed therapist specializing in adolescent and adult individual therapy as well as adult, DBT skills group therapy. I would like to help YOU find balance in your life by working with you to identify your innate strengths as well as potential barriers that may be keeping you stuck. These may be thoughts, feelings, or past memories and/or experiences.
I have specialized training in EMDR therapy (a specialized trauma therapy used to heal PTSD and many other trauma related symptoms) as well as DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) for treatment of personality disorders and disorders of emotion regulation. Additional modalities and therapies I use are CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Attachment, and Somatic therapies. I integrate these therapy techniques to assist you on your path to finding balance whether that been in dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, life stressors, or any of number of challenges we each face.
I value continous learning and attending advanced trainings so I have up to date skills and knowledge to help you reach your treatment goals. Additionally, I offer a down to earth and authentic therapy style which allows clients to develop trust and rapport with me. A key component to successful therapy.
You are important and deserve to live your life in a way that is in line with your values. I hope that my diverse life experiences, authentic style, and clinical expertise can help you.
I maintain a a private practice in Gilbert, AZ.
I hold a Bachelors Degree in business from Michigan State University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. I spent several years working in a fortune 500 company, switched over to non-profit management work, then left the working world to raise my two beautiful daughters, now both teenagers. After years of mentorship and volunteering I returned to graduate school to follow my dream and passion of helping others.
License, Certifications & Awards
Certified EMDR Therapist - EMDRIA approved March 2017
EMDR and Attachment
EMDR and Somatic Interventions
Complex Trauma and Structural Dissociation
Early Childhood Trauma Training
DBT, Post-Graduate Residency Training Program
Professional Activities and Memberships
NASW (National Association of Social Workers)
EMDRIA member (EMDR International Institute)