The Relationships You Long For Are Within Reach
Do you long to feel security and trust in your relationships? Do you find yourself caught in the same arguments that leave you disconnected? Do you feel like you're more alone inside your marriage than you were when you were single? Does your teen seem withdrawn and you feel like you're failing to reach him? I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I feel honored to help clients discover and break the patterns that keep them from living a whole-hearted life.
"When people feel loved they are freer, more alive, and more powerful than we ever imagined."
Developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
It is such a privilege to witness clients understand themselves and others better. As a therapist who utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), I am trained to get at the root of the emotions that drive you and your loved ones' actions. It is through relationships that true security and stability is possible. If you are a couple or family looking for help, my therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your ability to reach for each other in times of distress. This results in the kind of confidence that allows you to show up, be seen, and be accessible for one another like never before.
SERVICES I OFFER
Walking Alongside You Every Step of the Way
THERAPY FOR TEENS
My sessions with teens help them develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others. Together we uncover the patterns of interaction that have caused them to feel like they have to handle life on their own. I have seen significant distress from trauma, anxiety and suicidal ideation change when a teen feels understood and can count on a parent to be accessible, responsive and engaged in their recovery.
I have undergone specialized training to become an expert in what causes distress in relationships. In session, we begin by identifying the cycle of interaction that keeps you and your partner having the same arguments year after year. Together, I help you uncover how your attempts to protect the relationship end up backfiring in your effort to come closer and show your partner that they matter. Couples repair injuries to the relationship that repeatedly cause each other pain. Finally, each partner learns to reach for each other for comfort, resulting in a secure and lasting bond.
My practice with individuals is grounded in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), and how emotions play a central role in daily living. I get at the heart of the emotions that create disconnection, anxiety and depression. In individual work, I help clients move from defensiveness and rigidity to being more open to experience, more able to engage with strong emotion, and more able to create a coherent, meaningful narrative about self and key relationships. It is possible to learn to trust yourself again!
Having trained in Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), I offer a unique way to address issues between teens and their parents. By seeking treatment to address relationship issues, teens and their parents discover that anxiety and depression are influenced by how their powerful need to connect is met. I understand the significant relief that can come when these relationships are repaired and when a teen finds their voice to share their struggles with a responsive parent.
From my start as a Family Science major at Brigham Young University, I sensed that the answer for our daily struggles would be found in the quality of our relationships. Nearly 20 years later, as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a colleague introduced me to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Learning the model and witnessing the changes that took place in my therapy sessions had a profound effect on me. They changed me from the inside-out. I found an understanding of emotions transformed my own relationships, making my marriage a place of safety and helping me know how to show up for my children. Now, I dedicate my professional work to helping others understand the process that can change their relationships and create a safe haven.
Outside of therapy, I am in the final years of watching my children finish middle and high school, start college and engage in service abroad. I can be found court-side cheering at volleyball matches and choral concerts and volunteering with the women at church. My husband and I enjoy college football season together and are excited to explore all that San Antonio has to offer.
In 2020, I moved my practice to San Antonio, TX. I also continue to offer video sessions for those who reside in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
No, I am an out-of-network provider. Many insurance carriers cover 50-75% the cost of therapy. Please call your insurance provider and ask:
1. What do you cover for out-of-network providers in mental health?
2. Is there a deductible that I have to meet before benefits will kick in?
3. What documentation do you require to reimburse my out-of-pocket costs?
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES TO PAYING OUT OF POCKET?
1) Choice: Clients can find a provider with whom they are comfortable and who has experience dealing with the types of issues they wish to address in therapy.
2) Flexibility: Clients aren't limited by insurance companies for type of therapy, duration of sessions and length of treatment.
3) Privacy: Clients are not required to have a mental health diagnosis assigned or share medical information or treatment plans in order to have therapy.
4) Timeliness: Clients may not have to wait long periods of time to schedule therapy with a provider who accepts their insurance.
5) Predictability: Clients know upfront costs and are not surprised by bills from claims that are not covered by insurance carriers.
WHAT IS THE COST OF TREATMENT?
I charge $130 per 50-minute individual session and $175 per 75-minute couple or family session.
Rates are adjusted for longer sessions as desired.
It is an honor helping my clients create the relationships they've always dreamed of having. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.