I graduated with a degree in marriage and family therapy (2019) from Brigham Young University and a BA in sociocultural anthropology (1996) from BYU as well. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in Utah and have been practicing therapy since 2017. I am a member of the LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild of Utah and the Utah Association for Marriage & Family Therapy.
I see individuals, couples, and families. My greatest skills as a therapist are my warmth, non-judgment, compassion, and utilizing evidence-based approaches. My style as a therapist is to create an environment of safety, warmth, and cultural humility, so that persons working with me can explore, increase their autonomy, and recognize and nurture secure and empowering relationships. My specialties include working with shame and self-criticism that result in depressive or anxious symptoms, life transitions and crises of meaning (e.g., mid-life crises, faith crises/transitions/expansions, etc.), the effects of systemic oppression and specific experiences of discrimination on those from marginalized communities or identities (e.g. queer individuals, ethnic-racial minorities, stigmatized gender-based identities), sexual concerns and/or trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) are my theoretical models of choice because they resonate with my understanding of the relationship between connection, compassion, and healing.