What is Relational Therapy I.E MCFT?
Marriage couples and family therapists work in systems; what does that mean? You are a venn diagram with so many circles of who you are and how you operate affecting you instead of "it's not you its me" think "its you and me." I work foundationally as a clinician to pathologize you and pathologize the space that is keeping you stuck.
How Does it Work?
Therapy is how we relearn how to be in a relationship. We are able to engage with someone who has no judgement and wants to understand. We can't heal in environments that make us sick; it gives you the ability to explore your inner workings and engage with someone who can help with regulation and coping skills, learning non violent communication and rewriting the cognitive distortions that keep us up.
Somatic: Meaning "of the body." Many times this term is used to denote a body/mind or whole-body approach as distinguished from a physiology-only or environmental perspective. Using mindfulness, Tapping and other somatic experiences we can work together to help your body process trauma.
I work from a lens of narrative family therapy as well as experiential. I incorporate my life experience and above all else want to be a human in the room with you.
Sessions are 50 minutes and with a sliding scale option (starting at 140). Group sessions are 90 minutes and are group dependent for pricing.
Marriage, couples & family therapists with an ecopsychology certificate are my credentials but before being an MCFT being a human is truly my best qualification. What sets me apart from the other clinicians is that I haven't lost the ability to be present but am also open to being moved alongside my client/s in both individual and group settings... Vulnerability is my superpower! Folks are willing to touch their pain because I'm not afraid to be side by side on that journey with them.
I hold my MA in Marriage, couples, and family therapy from Lewis and Clark School of Counseling. From teacher, to lead guide in a wilderness program, to therapist, I have many life experiences that help me to facilitate growth and change on multiple levels. Read more
Groups and Individual Counselling