About Me

I have years of experience helping people heal themselves and their relationships after trauma, betrayal, loss, and addictions.  I understand problematic relationships with food, sex, money, relationships, and religion and can help you create more healthy relationships with these behaviors.

 

I had the privilege of working with military families for about 6 years.  Through experiences with the military communities, I learned the importance of support and community and so much about how people experience losses of all types.

My integrative approach is informed by cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based practices, systems thinking, attachment theory, a feminist ideology, and equality of all humans.  I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), both of which can be used to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, and other adverse experiences.  I have also been trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, which uses attachment theory to understand relationships and to help them heal.  I have been a Certified Sexual Addiction Counselor (CSAT) since 2012, treating compulsive sexual behavior disorder (or sexual addiction) and specialize in treating betrayal trauma experienced by partners of the chronically unfaithful/sex and love addicts/porn addicts.

I was born and raised in the New Orleans area.  While NOLA is definitely a unique place to live, it also comes with its own unique challenges.  I understand suffering from king cake deprivation, Saints' loss depressive episodes, and fear of the heat index.  But seriously…

I love to take in all that the city has to offer, from trying the newest restaurant to walking along the riverfront with my husband and taking my dogs for long walks in City Park. 

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