A better name for what I do is relational therapist, as I am always taking into consideration how the relationships my clients have are affecting them and influencing their problems. Even though I specialize in couples, I thoroughly enjoy working with individuals as well. In individual therapy, I have the opportunity to connect with my client in a different manner than couples therapy, where the relationship becomes my client. I find some of my most rewarding work comes from helping individuals change problematic sexual behavior and overcome past sexual trauma.
I also specialize in sex therapy which means that not only am I comfortable talking about sex and intimacy, but that I have had additional training in sexual dysfunction and other sexual issues. I am certified in sex therapy by AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) which is the foremost sexuality certification organization. I believe that life is too short to live without a truly intimate connection and I am motivated to help others learn to reconnect and save their relationship. I also feel that if a couple decides to end their relationship that it is important to do so in the best manner possible, which is why I offer divorce discernment counseling as well as help individuals and families adjust to divorce.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College.
I am an active member of Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin (CFLCW), American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) as well as Wisconsin Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (WAMFT).