Name of Practice:
Whether you are looking to deepen your relationship with your partner or move past patterns that no longer serve you, together we can explore possibilities and solidify a new way of being that brings connection, joy and excitement for the future.
I am here to support, guide, and challenge you to create the change you want. Sharing your story in a safe space with someone you trust facilitates the natural healing process, allowing you to reengage in life, and build healthy, meaningful relationships.
1513 Walnut Street, #215
Cary, NC 27511
BS University of Florida
MS University of Florida
MA South University Columbia, Professional Counseling
I am an out of network provider. I can provide you with a diagnostic receipt of services (i.e. a superbill) that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement depending on your plan. This means that you’re responsible for payment at the time of your appointment.
Area of Expertise:
As a couples and marriage counselor, my goal is to help you discover these patterns that are no longer serving you, and move from a place of defensiveness and blaming to a one of love and trust. Together we can identify your patterns and explore the feelings beneath the anger and resentment. We will move to a place of safety where each of you can express your fears and longings, and respond to each other with love and understanding.
I practice Emotionally-Focused Therapy for couples, or just EFT. For me, one of the most exciting things about EFT is that research tells us that the initial distress level of a couple at the beginning of counseling is NOT a predictor of success! Oftentimes, that distress is a signal that each partner does truly care, it’s just not being communicated in a productive way. Predictors of success are the desire of both of you to want to save the marriage, and your willingness to wholly participate in our therapy sessions, not just go through the motions.
I am passionate about EFT simply because it works. In our sessions together, we don’t spend time rehashing details of every fight and all the events of the previous week. We focus on what’s important: your fears of losing your spouse, ways in which you feel your needs don’t matter, all the ways you try to satisfy your partner but somehow it’s never good enough, or how angry you feel when your spouse withdraws and isn’t there for you. And of course, in the case of infidelity, we work through the broken trust, the betrayal and pain. We engage together to find new understanding, new hope and begin to pave a path of trust.
Certified EMDR trauma therapist
Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapist
Certified Expressive Arts Therapist
Certified Prepare Enrich Couples Facilitator
American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
My journey to the counseling field was a winding road. For ten years I worked in the software industry and although I found success and rewarding challenges there, I knew that my heart was not in it. Being the empathic and sensitive person that I am, I knew that I wanted to use these gifts to help others. I had also been through a long healing process of my own during which I discovered the power of therapy and the therapeutic relationship. This transformation wasn’t easy. Like so many of us, I was conditioned to believe that I should follow a certain path even if it didn’t bring me joy. I knew that following my heart was my way to freedom. It’s because of this that I especially love working with clients who want to discover and use their unique gifts but need some support to get there.