Licensed in Ohio
Relationships (including our relationship with ourselves) have the potential to bring some of life’s greatest joys as well as greatest difficulties – even sorrows. Life has a way of taking unexpected twists or turns, and sometimes we feel stuck – not knowing where to go. Whoever you are, and whatever problems you have experienced, I believe that change is possible, and I’m dedicated to using my training as a Couple and Family Therapist to help you in your personal or relationship journey.
One of my favorite quotes comes from Terry Real, who says: “Family troubles roll from generation to generation like a fire in the woods… until one person, in one generation, has the courage to turn and face the flames. That person brings peace to their ancestors and spares the children that follow.”
Whether you are facing generations of family hurt, relationship difficulties, systemic injustices, grief, loss, or if you feel stuck in any pattern that you can’t seem to change, “facing the flames” can often feel overwhelming or intimidating. I am dedicated to providing a secure environment for you to explore aspects of your life and relationship. I will firmly, yet lovingly encourage and assist you to take steps towards becoming the best version of yourself and to have the best relationships with those you love. It may not always feel easy, but I believe it has the potential to bring great rewards.
If you have further questions about who I am, or whether I would be a good fit for your situation, feel free to reach out for a consultation.
*Riley has limited availability
Snapshot of my Training:
I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in the Biological Foundations of Human Development, a Master’s in Couple and Family Therapy, and I am currently finishing a PhD in Couple and Family Therapy at the Ohio State University. I also serve as an instructor at OSU, teaching about families and relationships.
In my work as a couple and family therapist, I utilize Bowenian Family Systems, and IFS (Internal Family Systems) to help individuals and couples appreciate themselves and navigate different personal patterns. I also utilizing other research-based strategies (Gottman, Emotion Focused Therapy) in my work with couples.