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As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I enjoy helping couples and individuals make sense of their problems in a way that helps them find hope, direction and healing. Being a part of the healing process for those struggling with sexual addiction has been a rewarding journey as I help couples restore their broken relationships.
I specialize in helping couples repair damaged relationships due to pornography use, infidelity, and other types of sexual acting out. Often times the level of betrayal, and deception involved around the sexual acting out damages not only the trust in the relationship, but affects marital intimacy, as well as the security of the relationship.
Many of the couples I see come in because of broken trust, and the trauma experienced by the partner from their spouses sexual betrayal. Many are struggling to find hope, healing, and a way out of the pain that they feel.
As a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, I use a model of counseling grounded in research, to help give couples the tools necessary to heal their broken relationships. Many of the couples I work with, have been able to overcome these problems, heal the bond, and restore broken trust.
Growing up in the church, I have seen many couples struggle with anxiety, fears, and sexual struggles they often keep secret because of fear of judgment and shame. They walk alone in their struggles, often suffering in silence, not realizing they’re not alone. I have witnessed first hand the damage caused by these secrets, the families and relationships that have been destroyed as a result. I see how many of those that struggle inwardly feel like they hate themselves and fear that they’re unlovable, or that they’ll never be accepted by others because of what they’ve done.
I became passionate about helping these couples and individuals find hope, acceptance, forgiveness, restoration, and healing. I enjoy helping people realize they don’t have to struggle alone in shame, and that they can overcome these struggles, and go on to live normal, happy, lives with very loving relationships.