From professional and personal experience I know that relationships can be rich and rewarding as well as disappointing and painful. The best of times and the worst of times. We hope for “happily ever after” but the reality is that most marriages and long-term intimate relationships encounter times of conflict, loneliness, and disconnection. I help couples look at what is working and what is not working in their relationship, and join with them to address their concerns and improve the quality of their connection with each other.
It can be difficult to talk about the painful aspects of our most important relationships, and I consider it a privilege to be allowed into that space. My style is active, non-judgmental, collaborative, and practical. I use a head AND heart approach, considering the way that people think about their preferences and differences, as well as how they affect each other emotionally. I enjoy helping people to draw on their strengths, develop and enhance relational skills, and practice new behaviors. My goal is to help people create more satisfying relationships!
My office is located in Elizabethtown, PA, and is easily accessible from the Lancaster, York, Hershey, and Harrisburg areas.
Training & Credentials: More than 15 years of counseling experience that includes hospital, university, and outpatient therapy settings. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Discernment Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). My work is informed by attachment, existential, psychodynamic, and developmental theories, and I utilize interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
- National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC);
- Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS);
- Certified Discernment Counselor