Individual psychotherapy happens in the space of an essential therapeutic relationship between therapist and patient. It’s in the safety of this collaborative and connected relationship that patients can be curious about themselves and discover healing solutions to the challenges they are facing such as depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, substance abuse, and relationship problems.

In my experience, traditional talk therapy is not always effective in bringing about the lasting change that people are seeking. My practice is focused on utilizing both experiential and evidence-based therapies that help adults access inner, sometime hidden resources, and create pathways to change that can allow them heal from whatever may be ailing their psyche. 

Sessions are typically conducted in person and telehealth is an option if desired.


EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences (Maxfield, 2019). EMDR therapy has even been shown to be superior to Prozac in trauma treatment (Van der Kolk et al., 2007). Shapiro and Forrest (2016) share that more than 7 million people have been treated successfully by 110,000 therapists in 130 countries since 2016.

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an approach to psychotherapy that identifies and addresses multiple sub-personalities or families within each person’s mental system. These sub-personalities consist of wounded parts and painful emotions such as anger and shame, and parts that try to control and protect the person from the pain of the wounded parts. The sub-personalities are often in conflict with each other and with one’s core Self, a concept that describes the confident, compassionate, whole person that is at the core of every individual. IFS focuses on healing the wounded parts and restoring mental balance and harmony by changing the dynamics that create discord among the sub-personalities and the Self.

IFS Resources

Logo of the EMDR International Association Visit the IFS Institute

Intimacy From the Inside Out (IFIO)

Couples Therapy Intimacy from the Inside Out© is a model of couples therapy that draws primarily from the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy, but also includes aspects of psychodynamic theory, systems thinking and neuroscience. It is an experiential model born out of a desire to carry the concepts of IFS into a relational setting and to use the intimate relationship itself as a vehicle for growth and healing of the individual, as well as the couple.

This work assumes that each us has access to an inward spiritual presence that supports the notion that human beings are resilient and have inner resources of self -love and selfregulation. It is a non-pathologizing approach that helps people make sense of their life experience in a safe and collaborative way.

In IFIO therapy, each member of the couple is invited into a process, which leads to a self compassionate, and secure relationship with him or herself. This then makes it possible to stay connected with oneself and one’s partner even in times of stress and relational rupture. The application of the model moves between fostering internal attachment work and doing relational work between partners.

Inviting the exploration of each partner’s individual’s inner life supports couples in envisioning a lively dance that includes: Communicating well; Repairing inevitable rupture; Making room for the needs of both individuals, as well as the relationship; and Exploring authentic heartfelt connection.

Training and Consultation

I am certified as an EMDR Facilitator and Consultant.

EMDR: Therapists seeking to obtain certification in EMDR must participate in 20 hours of consultation following completion of initial training. Please contact me for pricing and availability.

 Clinical Supervision

I am licensed by the Kentucky Board of Social Work to provide clinical supervision to Certified Social Workers (CSW) working toward independent licensure.  Contact me for pricing and availability.