“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” ~Marianne Williamson
My goal as a psychotherapist is to help you experience greater aliveness, peace of mind, and clarity about your life individually and in relationship with others. I will support you in your healing process as well as in learning skills and taking actions that increase your happiness and help you create a meaningful and thriving life. I will help you feel connected and understood as you make changes toward an increased sense of well-being.
At this time, I am not accepting any couples as new clients. However, I do work with individual clients who want to heal and improve their intimate relationships. The main approaches that I use are Gottman Method Therapy and Internal Family Systems. Gottman Method Therapy is based on 40 years of studies on relationships across their life course. Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based approach that facilitates healing of past relational trauma and supports changing relational patterns.
How We Will Work Together
I believe people are best understood within the context of their social environment. I focus on the present and the future, while helping to heal traumatic experiences from the past.
I use the following evidence-based and research-based tools:
Internal Family Systems (IFS) Using Internal Family Systems techniques, I help you improve your general functioning and well-being. IFS has the potential to improve anxiety disorders and symptoms, depression and depressive symptoms, emotional eating, and other distressing symptoms and behaviors. The IFS Model is capable of helping you turn down the noise in your mind and bringing greater peace, confidence, clarity, and creativity. See https://www.selfleadership.org for more information.
Gottman Method Therapy: Using Gottman Method Couples Therapy tools, I help you manage conflict, build friendship and intimacy, and create shared meaning together. See http://www.gottman.com for more information.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): Using EFT tools, I help you repair attachment injuries, build secure bonds, and create new ways of relating in close relationships that move you from feelings of isolation to connectedness. See http://www.iceeft.com for more information.
Positive Psychology: Using Positive Psychology tools, I help you recognize your strengths and virtues that can make you more functional, happier, and better. The science of Positive Psychology assumes people are basically healthy, resourceful, and motivated to grow and is focused on promoting an individual or group to flourish.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR): Using EMDR resource building protocols, I will help you strengthen and integrate internal resources so that you can call on them when needed. For more information, see http://www.emdria.org.
Focusing-oriented Psychotherapy: Using Focusing tools, I will help you develop self awareness as a way of paying attention to issues in your life and facilitating them to shift in a forward direction. I will guide you in this process of listening to your inner self in an accepting way, learning to hear the messages that it is sending you. See http://www.focusing.org for more information.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy tools, I help you achieve your goals by focusing on solutions rather than the cause of problems.
The Therapeutic Relationship
The relationship between us is central to facilitating change and growth. I strive to make therapy a safe, caring, confidential, nonjudgmental, and healing place where you can fully express yourself and feel understood.
I offer an initial phone consultation so we can determine whether we are a good fit. You can pay by check, cash, or credit card at each visit. I am a network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield (including Anthem and Federal Employee Program) and SelectHealth. If I am not a network provider with your insurance plan, I will be glad to provide you with an invoice so you can request reimbursement for out-of-network services.
My office is located in Salt Lake City, Utah close to the downtown area. At this time, I am conducting sessions via Zoom.