Who Am I?
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage and family therapy training is anchored by the concept of creating systemic change. This is the most effective approach for working with couples, families, and even individuals. My clinical focus is to look for the roots of a client’s distress and co-create with them research proven solutions to their issues and pain. By focusing on the roots of an issue, and not just symptoms, long-term results and relief can be experienced.
I have received training and practical application with many evidence-based therapy models, including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Bowenian-Transgenerational Therapy among others.
My clinical style is supportive, warm, approachable, humorous, directive, appropriately challenging, and empowering. I have been happily married to one woman, through all the ups and downs, since 2004 with two children, a cat, a dog, and a few fish. I don’t have many hobbies, but I love nature, travelling and learning – I’ll never stop learning and growing!
I provide support and practical feedback to help individuals and couples effectively address personal and relationship challenges. I integrate cutting edge techniques built to improve your relationship and take it to places you doubted were possible. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual, couple, and family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
I earned my BS in Sociology with Minors in Psychology and Religious Studies, along with a focus on Family and Human Development Studies through Arizona State University, graduating with honors. I then obtained my Master of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy at Arizona State University, again graduating with high marks and being recognized as a leader within my class.
Arizona State University’s Master of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAS-MFT) program is rising in notoriety due to excellent instruction by past presidents of the Arizona Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and current members of the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Managers.
License, Certifications & Awards
- Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT #10594)
- Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Certified
- College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Leader (Awarded during graduate degree studies)
- Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Trauma Informed Care
- Sand Tray Therapy
- Evidence-Based Practices
Professional Activities and Memberships
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
- Arizona Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAZMFT)
- Arizona Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (AZEFT)
- International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)