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Personal Statement

I have always been struck by the power of emotions and the way they influence our interactions with others, particularly those we care most about. For better or worse, our attachment bonds to family members, particularly a spouse or romantic partner, have a big impact on our emotions and the way we respond to one another. One of my primary roles is creating a safe environment where couples can recognize and accept the underlying attachment needs that drive their patterned responses. I then strive to help each partner express those needs in a way that avoids the pitfalls they have been experiencing. One of the greatest privileges I have as a therapist is witnessing the impact this has on a couple’s sense of closeness and safe attachment.

Who I Serve

Couples of all ages who are struggling with some form of relational distress. This may include anything from a perception of poor communication skills to the trauma of an affair.

Specialty Treatment Areas

  • Relational distress
  • Repetitive arguments and communication patterns
  • Loss of trust
  • Recovery from an affair
  • Family and parenting issues

Additional Treatment Areas

  • Relationship issues for individuals

Theoretical Approach

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Education/Certifications

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Illinois
  • Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University
  • Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Illinois Affiliation of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy