I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who works with couples, individuals (17+), and families. My approach is holistic, experiential, and intersectionally-oriented. I primarily use Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and frequently use creative, experiential, mindfulness-based, and somatic interventions tailored individually to each client. I encourage client feedback and collaborative treatment planning to promote choice and transparency and to evaluate the effectiveness of the therapeutic process. Humor often makes its way into the therapy room because I believe in authenticity and I understand that sometimes therapy is heavy; my experience is that humor can bring insight and relief in the midst of heaviness.
Both EFT and CBT heavily rely on understanding the person, their story, and their context because our past experiences, including positive and painful, impact how easily we connect to others. My role is to guide clients in gaining a fuller understanding of themselves by processing and healing these painful attachment wounds while providing the choice to engage in their own vulnerability. Individually, we can work together to understand how past wounds, traumas, or injustices may be impacting you in your relationships. Couples can also establish or restore emotional safety, change their communication patterns, and benefit from both individual healing and healing within the couple.
The field of marriage and family therapy as a whole prompts careful consideration of the system that encompasses a client in order to understand them wholly: who people are contextually, biologically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually. I am attuned to the added layers which accompany the intersectionality of various identifiers. For that reason, I am committed to providing safe and inclusive mental health services, specifically to those in the LGBTQ+ community, People of Color, and the Black community. To promote holistic healing and to engage in an authentic therapeutic space, we will work collaboratively to identify your unique intersectional experiences as valid and legitimate.
***Mandy works with individuals 17+, couples, and families and is available Tuesday-Thursday for appointments. She accepts payment through HSA/FSA cards, cash, or check. She can also provide Out of Network Reimbursement forms for those with OON Benefits and has a limited number of sliding scale openings per month. Typical 50-minute appointments with Mandy are a $90 investment per session following the Initial Intake, which costs $135 and includes the development and planning of new clients’ treatment plans.***
Mandy can be reached directly at 502-754-4079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.