Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Pregnancy & Birth Trauma, PTSD, Self Esteem/Sense of Self, Sex & Intimacy, Spirituality, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Mood Disorders, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Couples Therapy, Relational Sex Therapy, Mind Body Bridging, Mindfulness, EMDR.
- Master of Social Work, 2016, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Bachelor of Social Work, 2011, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
I specialize in treating adults experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy and birth trauma, relationship distress, PTSD, and sex and intimacy concerns. I help individuals and couples by exploring the root of their distress and working to relieve those most impactful, urgent symptoms. I am a therapist who is grounded, open and warm. I value integrating my clients’ spirituality into our work.
Pregnancy and childbirth are pivotal moments in a woman’s life. Sometimes, these experiences don’t go as planned, leading to feelings of deep pain and sorrow. With over 40 hours of specialized training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, I help women heal from these traumas using experiential, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral techniques tailored for each client’s unique experience.
I approach my work with couples from an Emotionally Focused Therapy perspective. Together, we will uncover unhelpful cycles of interaction and create new ways to connect. With advanced training and experience in treating trauma, sex and intimacy issues, I bring a comprehensive skill set to my work with couples.
I received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah and hold a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. My other work includes advocacy and counseling services for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence.
Panelist and presenter (“Postpartum PTSD and Birth Trauma”) for “Brainstorm Film Festival: ‘Dark Side of the Full Moon,’ Postpartum Depression Documentary and Panel Discussion,” Mental Health Awareness Month film screening and discussion, CONNECT Summit County, Park City, Utah, May 12, 2016.
“Maternal Mental Health Outreach to Teen Mothers,” poster session, with Ashleigh Watson, Spring Faculty Development Workshop Poster Session, University of Utah College of Social Work, April 11, 2016.