My journey to becoming a mother was difficult. I experienced the loss of my newborn, the loss of my subsequent pregnancy, and then secondary infertility. I understand the complex struggles that develop because of reproductive trauma. I know what it is to live in this space.
This type of trauma, when not addressed can manifest into family and relationship difficulties, problems with work, overall happiness, and the way in which you see yourself. I know that with support you can find a path through these difficult times, and I am here to provide that support. My path finally resulted in the birth of two healthy boys and this experience has made me want to help and support others with these challenges and difficulties.
What is your therapy style?
I have had the privilege to work in array of settings with diverse individuals which has created the foundation of adaptability and acceptance with my clients and utilize a person-centered approach. With my foundation in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, I assist my clients with a strengths based approach to find what is right for them and allowing them to be heard and seen within my space without judgement.
Who do you primarily work with?
I have provided support to a wide range of clients; children, adults, families, sexual assault survivors, incarcerated individuals, and those experiencing substance use concerns. My training has been very broad as I have delivered support in public schools, private homes, community mental health, correctional facilities, and hospitals. Having this experience I have learned to be adaptable, and I have a whole host of tools and training to match my clients individual needs.
What is different about your approach?
My approach tends to focus a great deal on developing my relationships with my clients. The therapeutic relationship is unique in that it is a great predictor of client success. This is why I create a safe and nonjudgmental space for my clients to be their authentic and vulnerable selves. I work to understand where you are coming from, and my experience creates a shared path of understanding and compassion for each of my clients.
A bit more...
I am originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I have lived in 10 states, three countries, and have had the opportunity to travel all over the world. You could say I know a thing or two about change and transitions. I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. It has made me a better person and a better therapist.
When I am away from my practice you will find me with my husband and two boys. Family, travel, food, and friends are what bring me joy. I also spend a great deal of time training Sochi, our German Shepherd. She is the protector of the family and takes great care of us. In turn, we do all we can to keep her filled with love and treats!
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I will try again tomorrow.”
Mary Ann Radmacher