My passion is supporting families of adoption and the treatment of domestic violence perpetrators. My daughter and I are adopted. It is hard to find an adoption-competent therapist who understands that love is a great place to start, but it’s not enough. I work with families to sit in the trenches with their kids and help lift them up and out. My other area of interest involves leading court-mandated therapy groups for domestic violence perpetrators. I was struck by how many had also been victims themselves. My goal is to get to that root, the reason they believe it’s okay to treat another person that way, and that’s where we start to make progress. I am also accepting traditional therapy clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress, grief, and other issues.