I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a special focus on relationship health.  I have been in the mental health field for over a decade, both as a practitioner and as a researcher.  I received my B.A. at Franklin & Marshall College, and my M.S. at Seattle Pacific University.

I spent years in New York City practicing as an individual and couples therapist.  I also practiced as a chemical dependency specialist, where I focused on treating addiction within the relationship system.  And before that, coordinated Dr. John Gottman's most recent research project, the Creating Healthy Relationships Research Project.  I have published my own research and presented at national and international conferences.  My interest in research informs my practice greatly, as I aim to focus on therapeutic styles that are grounded in well-founded principles and approaches.

I am passionate about understanding relationships and what it takes for us to have better ones.  It's my goal to really delve into the missing links that keep us from connecting to one another, and look for simple but effective solutions.