M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy | Auburn University
B.S. in Family & Child Sciences and Psychology | Florida State University\
Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT000525) GA
I have completed advanced training and continue to train in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), a highly effective, evidence-based form of therapy for relationship issues. Furthermore, I participate in individualized ongoing supervision with Ellen Marmon, LPC and Elaine Gibson, M.Ed., LMFT, LPC, CPCS.
I have additional training in: Gottman Couples Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Structural Therapy, and Sex Therapy; all of which are evidence-based models.
I have conducted research on the forgiveness process in marriage:
Rauer, A., Peterson, A., & Jenson, J. (revise and resubmit). Better to Forgive or to Forget? Marital Transgressions and Forgiveness in Older Couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
Areas of Expertise:
I work with adults of all ages but specialize in young adults and the sometimes unique stressors that accompany those in their 20s and 30s.
· Intimacy/Increasing Connection
· Conflict Resolution
· Relationship Transitions
· Pre-Martial Counseling
· Post-grad Issues
· Life Transitions
· Relationship & Friendship Issues
· Family Issues
I use a clear and collaborative approach to help navigate your struggles. My clients appreciate my straightforwardness balanced with humor and empathy. I tailor my approach to each client to meet your needs and personality (it is a bonus if you love the Enneagram!).
Outside of Therapy:
In addition to private practice, I am passionate about working with the LRJ Foundation. The LRJ Foundation is a non-profit focused on educating Georgia’s youth and community on mental wellness, healthy relationships, and suicide prevention. I create curriculum and lead mental wellness presentations for middle school & high school students.
My husband and I enjoy hiking, camping, and traveling. I am a lover of the mountains, lattes, and baking.
Let’s see if we’re a fit! Email me at [email protected] or call 404.618.0601 so we can schedule a free of charge consultation to chat about the process a little more.