Individual and Couples therapy, Nevada, Michigan, Tennessee, International

Grief Therapy

There is a way to live with loss

Grief is a burden, a burden that cannot be carried alone. Grief therapy gives a person a safe and timeless place to express all feelings regarding ones unique experience. Grief therapy includes therapy for any major loss in your life - death, divorce, moving, the end of an important relationship, and change in life stage are examples of events that cause significant reactions. As a Grief Recovery Method Specialist, I can help you release the pain associated with a wide-range of losses. 

Expressive Arts Therapies

Finding your depths through the arts

Expressive art is a nonjudgemental and creative way for a person, couple, or family to explore their thoughts and feelings. Art can help a person express parts of themselves that have been blocked by trauma or defense mechanisms. Art can access all parts of a person; it is both a cognitive and emotional experience.

internal Family Systems - IFS

Finding the true you by healing all parts of you

IFS is an evidence-based therapeutic approach to therapy that focuses on the client getting into a more intimate relationship with self to heal past trauma and burdens that we tend to carry with us years after we experience them. Over years of "managing" hurts and trauma, our emotions and beliefs become calcified; IFS helps in chipping away at the calcification to reveal the most true you. This approach looks different than traditional talk therapy - it rejects diagnosing, includes meditations, and most prefer to have their eyes are closed through most of session.

Understanding the way you and others view the world

While we are all unique, we share common experiences. The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal transformation. The Enneagram represents nine distinct ways in which one relates to the self, others, and the world. Each of the nine types represents a different pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview. Understanding your type and the types of those you have relationships with, is a transforming experience in understanding yourself and how to have better relationships with others.

EMOTION-FOCUSED THERAPY - EFT

Emotion-based answers to couple in distress

Emotionally-Focused Therapy is researched validated. It is different than learning to to use I-statements, compromise, and negotiation in a couple relationship. EFT uncovers the core feelings and purpose of behaviors for a couple that get them stuck in a negative hurtful cycle of communication. EFT can create an attachment bond between partners that will decrease/eliminate distress, improve understanding of one another, and enhance the relationship greatly.