about me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions (#0904007671).  I specialize in therapy for couples and families.  I also see individuals for relational based work.  I am an EFT-Certified through ICEEFT.  I am committed to offering high quality services through ongoing training, supervision and peer consultation with the Washington-Baltimore Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy.  With EFT as my foundation, I incorporate somatic and body based models, mindfulness and my training in sexual issues to holistically help individuals and couples create deeper connection and healing and lasting change.

 

Education

  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Master of Social Work, 2004
  • University of Utah, Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Studies, 2000

 

Professional Training & Development

  • Introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Pat Ogden – October 2017
  • Individual Supervision with Jeffery Hickey, EFT Trainer and Certified Sex Therapist – February 2017 to present
  • Basic Introduction to Somatic Experiencing – August 2017
  • EFT Supervisor in Training with Rebecca Jorgensen & Sandy Jardine – 2016 to present
  • How Sharing Emotions Calms the Traumatized Brain & Heart: The Application of EFT with Trauma Couples with Kathryn Rheem – November 2016
  • Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Training, Modules 1 & 2 – IITAP – 2016
  • The Relationship of Complex Trauma to Intimacy, Disordered Eating and Addiction – July 2015
  • Sex and Attachment Coming Together – June 2015
  • Certified EFT Therapist – December 2014
  • Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Creating Secure Bonds for Parents and Children with Gail Palmer, MSW, RSW – October 2013
  • Group Supervision with Kathryn Rheem – January to June 2012
  • Individual Supervision with Kathryn Rheem – 2012-2014
  • Broken Bonds: Healing the Wounds of Infidelity – October 2012
  • Using EFT with Traumatized Couples with Kathryn Rheem – October 2012
  • EFT Dig-In – June 2012
  • Advanced Core Skills Workshop in EFT – July 2011 (48 hours)
  • 4-day Externship in EFT – March 2011 (30 hours)
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Skills Training – March 2009
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy – November 2006
  • Play Therapy – 2004-2007 (102 hours) – including art therapy, family psychodrama, anger management, family play therapy, sand tray therapy, Theraplay