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. I have had extensive training during my schooling and internships in somatic and mindfulness based practices and continue this emphasis in my private practice as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the Board of Behavioral Sciences of the State of California. I have extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. 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 patient and loving husband for over 30 years. He inspires me to keep this work active and present in my own life and the life we share. And I have four amazing humans for children and whose presence in my life inspires me toward courage to live with a curious heart!
And a little about the model of therapy I use
I have training in Dr. Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals, Couples and Families. Dr. Johnson has an 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 2011)
CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) (member since 2011)
SB-CAMFT (Santa Barbara, California Chapter) (member since 2011)