I offer a no-nonsense approach to therapy that balances warmth, humor, and openness. I can be direct and gently challenging, while providing a judgement-free space for safe exploration. I help people figure out what’s keeping them stuck and move forward to make changes that are right for them.
I earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy in 2002 before taking some time off to raise my three boys, two of whom have special needs. This time at home as both special needs mom and advocate expanded my ability to connect with the real pain that life can bring, as well as the hope that exists if you know where to look.
I work with most mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and past trauma. As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, I also specialize in issues of sexual health and intimacy. This work may include issues of desire, performance, trauma, reproductive struggles, gender exploration, infidelity, problematic sexual behavior, and the LGBTQ community. Another special interest of mine is helping families adjust to life with disabilities or illness. As a mother of multiple children with disabilities, these issues are close to my heart.
I welcome people of all backgrounds and relationship styles, including the LGBTQ community and those in non-traditional relationships.