I am a big fan of utilizing the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. It was after reading “In Quest of the Mythical Mate” by Dr. Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson in graduate school that I became deeply fascinated with the process that all couples go through in the course of their relationship. This model looks at neuroscience, attachment styles, levels of differentiation, and trauma, to compassionately address conflicts at their root.
The bulk of my clinical work and experience has been with teens. From leading retreats, to sitting with incarcerated youth in court ordered family therapy sessions, to teaching high school students about leadership and character development, I have a special place in my heart for teens and their unique struggles.