Marriage & Family Therapist
My approach and framework to therapy is centered around the questions, “What has happened to and around you?” I believe that every facet of our lives including the experiences we’ve lived through both positive and negative; and the relationships starting with the families we grew up with, as well as our present personal and interpersonal relationships impact and shape the way we view, interact, and trust the world around us.
I received my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College. Since graduating I have experience working with all types of individuals as well as couples and families of various cultures/ethnicities, sexual orientations, and socio-economic statuses presenting with various mental illness types. Additionally, I have experience working with school aged children ages 5-17 and most recently, I worked as an intensive family therapist providing psychotherapy and psychoeducation for parents and youth at risk in the greater Dane County.
My passion for mental health also comes from my own lived experiences. As a part of the international/transracial adoption/foster care community I have a strong passion working with individuals who are adopted. I have additional training and certification through the TAC institute through the University of Wisconsin ~ Milwaukee in further competency and treatment modalities working with adopted/foster care individuals as well as parents who have built their families through foster care/adoption.
I never claim to be the expert of anyone’s lived experience. Instead, my role as a therapist is to be a support and assistance to my clients who will help guide and empathetically encourage my clients as they explore and process through the intricacies of their own lives.