Hello! And welcome to the ABOUT page of my website. If you’ve come this far, you may still be wondering if I’m the right therapist who can help. I hope this page will help you get to know me better and understand more about how I can assist you on your journey. If you have more questions, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, onto seeing if I’m the right person who can help.
I attended Brigham Young University and graduated in 1989 in Special Education with a teaching credential in mild and moderate learning disabilities. In 2012, I completed my Master’s Degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Somatic Psychology with a Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis. As of 2023, I have been recommended as a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist by ICEEFT (The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy) serving couples, individuals and families. I especially love working with young adults, I think because I still consider myself one!
I have lived in Santa Barbara, California since 1992. I have been married to my husband for over 30 years. I am dedicated to keeping my Emotionally Focused couples work alive in my own marriage as well as within my own personal journey. I have 4 wonderful young adult children, some beginning their own families which is a joy to watch and to be a part! Building a legacy of faith, fun and love of family, can be our gift back to the communities where which we find ourselves.
And a little about the model of therapy I use
As Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, I welcome the commitment to ICEEFT (The International Center for Excellence in a Emotionally Focused Therapy) to further Dr. Sue Johnson’s empirically based model for helping clients examine the cycle of their interactions and through interpretation of emotional and bodily cues. In turn, we can begin to uncover the emotional language spoken by us and those around us for a more thorough understanding of how we can be emotionally responsive to ourselves and others. It is our emotional language that bridges the gaps in our desire as human beings to be connected to those that mean the most to us. For more information on Dr. Sue Johnson’s work go to www.drsuejohnson.com.
I look forward to getting to know you better! Welcome!
ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (member since 2015)
CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) (member since 2011)
SB-CAMFT (Santa Barbara, California Chapter) (member since 2011)