I began studying psychology and religious studies in 2007 and developed a passion for the importance of counseling through a Christian perspective. While earning an MA in Theology, I worked with couples and families in a parish. Though I enjoyed ministering to those who walked in the office door, I wanted to improve my ability to help others through life issues by becoming a licensed therapist. I have now been seeing individuals, couples, and families in therapy since 2014 as a graduate student intern. I earned my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2015 and am excited to continue my career working with the wonderful staff at FCA.
I believe that all people are created in God’s image and that we are given the gift of one another in community to love and support us through our daily journey. Our most significant communities include marital and family relationships. We are part of a system that forms and challenges us. I am here to hear your story and hold the hope for you until you can pick it back up again. I believe in a God of love, life, joy, mercy, and grace. I am especially interested in the topic of forgiveness and the impact of emotions.
My therapy of choice for couples is Emotion Focused Therapy, as it is the therapy most supported by research. I also use narrative therapy to help the client name and externalize a problem as they tell, retell, and re-author their stories. I often counsel from an approach integrating family systems with person-centered, narrative, and experiential therapies. Using the Bio-Psycho-Social framework for assessment provides guidance to all parts of the self: spiritual, physical, and emotional. As a Catholic Christian with a background in theology, I am willing and able to integrate faith in sessions at the client’s request.
Pre-Marital, Marital, and Relationship Maintenance
Life Transition and Adjustment
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
M.A. in Counseling
Indiana Wesleyan University
M.A. in Theology
University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Saint Mary’s College